St. Nicholas Verse

St Nicholas in woods with animals
Artist: Elsa Schnell-Dittmann
St. Nicholas Center Collection
Upon his snow white steed
With wind and lightning speed
St. Nicholas leaves the sky
And comes a riding by.
The little hare hops nigh
And lifts his nose up high.
The stag, with pointing horn,
Jumps over bush and thorn.
And all the creatures dear
Are drawing quickly near.
Before St. Nicholas bow
Their little heads so low.
But we will learn a tune
Of sun and star and moon,
And sing our happy lay,
Sing on St. Nicholas day.

Traditional German

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