This, to me, is Christmas

The Christ-child” by Gabriel Jackson.

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.

– Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

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3 thoughts on “This, to me, is Christmas

  1. Ahhhh. . .
    And that, to me, is why I subscribe to your blog. 🙂 Thank you so much for the beauty added to my heart today.
    Is that a recording of BYU Singers? I would LOVE it if they ever recorded a Christmas album. It would rank up there with Rutter’s “Christmas Star” that is my all-time favorite.

    • It’s not actually a recording of BYU. It’s a random “Oxford Choir” that OUP puts together to promote their music.

      You are in luck though! BYU Singers HAS a Christmas album: http://singers.byu.edu/secretofchristmas.html It’s a good one.

      Thank you so much for your kind words, and I’m glad that these posts meant something to you. Thanks for sharing your story about “Carol of Joy.” I’m glad that that it helped you during a tumultuous time and brought peace to your soul.

      Merry Christmas,
      Matt

  2. P.S. Is there a recording somewhere of the SIngers’ performance of Dan Forrest’s “Carol of Joy”? That song was one of the only things that connected directly to the deepest parts of my heart in the months after my son died four years ago. I love it so much, and do have a recording of it by a different choir. Would love to hear the Singers’ version, though.

    Thank you again!

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