One thousand nine hundred and forty-four years after His birth in a Bethlehem stable, that part of the world which calls itself Christian this week paused briefly in its war to worship the Prince of Peace. Nearly everywhere the voices of children, not yet of military age, sang in most European languages, including German:

Come and behold Him,

Born the King of Angels.

0, come, let us adore Him,

0, come, let us adore Him,

0, come, let us adore Him,

Christ, the Lord.


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