Christmas Now Is Drawing Near At Hand

DESCRIPTION: "Christmas is now drawing near at hand, Pray, says the Lord, and be at his command." Hearers are reminded that man is made of clay. They are told to get on their knees in the garden. Hearers are warned about fine clothes and other idle display
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (collected by Sharp from Prudence Handy, according to RAven)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad Christmas warning clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 162-163, "Christmas Now Is Drawing Near at Hand" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #808
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Christmas Now Is Drawing Near
Christmas Drawing Near at Hand
File: JRUI162

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