“In the Holy Nativity of our Lord” by Richard Crashaw

Dear Readers:
Please do not take your voice for granted. I certainly did. The words you speak are your song or poem to the world. Use the privilege of your verbal expression wisely. Seek to bless. With these precious words by Richard Crashaw. . .read them to someone you love today. Lift the words up from the screen and bring them to life with your unique love. Share the meaning of Christmas through words that ring true of our Savior. In the spirit of Christmas, twe

Tolle Lege

“Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span;
Summer in winter; day in night;
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav’n to earth.”

–Richard Crashaw, “In the Holy Nativity of our Lord,” in The English Poems of Richard Crashaw (London: Methuen & Co., 1652/1901), 54.

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