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Dec162008

Nativity

The Birth of Jesus, Chinese Bible Painting, 19th Century

A Christmas Carol

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.


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

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Reader Comments (2)

Another beautiful post! A Chinese bible painting! Wow! Who knew? (Luisa did!)

December 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi Ashworth

I don't think I've ever seen an Asian nativity scene. wow

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGoofball

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