A Christmas Carol (Christina Rossetti)


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Carlo Maratta, De aanbidding door de herders, jaren 1690



A Christmas Carol

Before the paling of the stars,
Before the winter morn,
Before the earliest cockcrow
Jesus Christ was born:
Born in a stable,
Cradled in a manger,
In the world His Hands had made
Born a Stranger.

Priest and King lay fast asleep
In Jerusalem,
Young and old lay fast asleep
In crowded Bethlehem:
Saint and Angel, Ox and Ass,
Kept a watch together,
Before the Christmas daybreak
In the winter weather.

Jesus on His Mother's breast
In the stable cold,
Spotless Lamb of God was He,
Shepherd of the Fold:
Let us kneel with Mary Maid,
With Joseph bent and hoary,
With Saint and Angel, Ox and Ass,
To hail the King of Glory.



Christina Rossetti (5 december 1830 - 27 december 1894)
Londen in Kersttijd. Christina Rossetti werd in Londen geboren.



Zie voor de schrijvers van de 24e december ook mijn vorige twee blogs van vandaag.

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