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.