The Virgin Mother
kneels upon the floor
And holds her baby in her arm,
Her heart is gladder than her lips can say,
To keep her new born baby snug and warm,
A babe more sweet and fair and dear
Than any rose bud in the bright sunshine,
Whose little eyes look straight into her own,
O, blessed maid, God's son is also thine.
ITwas holy midnight, when He came to earth:
As pours a sun ray through a limpid glass,
Not leaving any mark upon its face;
A drop of dew upon the fresh green grass,
A little star that fell upon her lap,
A cooing babe, that seeks her virgin breast.
The hopes of all the sin-cursed world
Upon this baby's eyelids rest.
And ever since the midnight hour is holy,
And millions of human hearts are stirred
To wonderment and love for Him who came,
To save the world, God's own incarnate Word.
He came in darkness, He who was The Light,
His godhead shone from clear blue baby eyes,
The curse of earth's first sin was lifted then,
That midnight hour reopened paradise.
16.The Gift of
There was seen
Glowing one night
Near the little maiden Mary
In blue and white.
"Roses more red,
Than the Child she sings to slumber,"
An angel said.
So the shepherds
Through the white cold,
And their eyes beheld the Infant,
An hour old.
Long they gazed
Awkward in awe,
At the paramount perfection
Within their straw.
are but trifles!
"Rubies no gem!"
Cried the hearts that slaved for pittance
So it was forever,
After the night
When the little maiden Mary
Wore blue and white.