Advent Calendar

For Them
Eleanor Farjeon • read by Nerys Harries


Before you bid, for Christmas’ sake,

Your guests to sit at meat,

Oh please to save a little cake

For them that have no treat.


Before you go down party-dressed

In silver gown or gold,

Oh please to send a little vest

To them that still go cold.


Before you give your girl and boy

Gay gifts to be undone,

Oh please to spare a little toy

To them that will have none.


Before you gather round the tree

To dance the day about,

Oh please to give a little glee

To them that go without.

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