Friday, December 25, 2009

Behold, the Saviour!

1. The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)

2. The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast,
His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)

3. The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,
His hair was like a fire.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world's desire.)

4. The Christ-child stood at Mary's knee,
His hair was like a crown.
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.

Gilbert Keith (G. K.) Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to you all. The boys and I will remember our blogging friends at Mass today.

Pax vobiscum!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Et cum Spiritu tuo.
Beautiful peem. Is it copyright?
Happy Christmas,

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:37 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

GKC has been dead since 1936. I think copyright exists up to 50 years after the death of the author.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Catholic Mom of 10 said...

Do you mind updating to my new blog?

9:14 PM  
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