And if my stocking hung too high,
Would it blur the Christmas glee,
That not a Santa Claus could reach
The altitude of me?
But this sort grieved myself, and so
I thought how it would be
When just this time, some perfect year,
Themselves should come to me.
On this wondrous sea,
Ho! pilot, ho!
Knowest thou the shore
Where no breakers roar,
Where the storm is o'er?