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In Those Twelve Days Let Us Be Glad

Traditional, Written by: Unknown,
Copyright: Public domain

In those twelve days let us be glad,
For God, by his grace, hath all things made.
What is that which is but one?
We have but one God alone
In heaven above sits on his throne.
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What are they which are but two?
Two Testaments, as we are told:
The one is New, the other Old.
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What are they which are but three?
Three persons in the Trinity,
The Father, Son and Ghost Holy.
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What are they which are but four?
Four Gospels written true,
John, Luke, Mark, and Matthew.
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What are they which are but five?
Five senses we have to tell,
God grant us grace to use them well!
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What are they which are but six?
Six ages this world shall last;
Five of them are gone and past.
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What are they which are but seven?
Seven days in the week have we,
Six to work and the seventh holy.
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What are they which are but eight?
Eight beatitudes are given:
Use them well and go to heaven.
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What are they which are but nine?
Nine degrees of angels high
Which praise God continually.
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What are they which are but ten?
Ten commandments God hath given:
Keep them right and go to heaven.
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What are they which are but eleven?
Eleven thousand virgins did partake
And suffer death for Jesus' sake.
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What are they which are but twelve?
Twelve Apostles Christ did choose
To preach the Gospel to the Jews.
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