Sunday, December 21, 2014

At Christmastide



Christmastide
(also known as ~ Love Came Down at Christmas)

Source: The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, with a Memoir and Notes by William Michael Rossetti (1904), page 159

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.


Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?


Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.


Before 1886

I had heard this poem before in a shortened version,
thus I used in the titles of
these last four weeks' Sunday blogpostings.
In reality I have
just found
the poet,
Christina Rossetti...



Our Italian Nativity this year: though not seeing most of the figurines' faces, making Baby Jesus' the most relevant.

Ms. Rossetti wrote many poems about Advent, about Christmas 
and Jesus' birth...
I have just scratched the surface
for you and for me!

Do enjoy her works;
they point to our Saviour!
Barb
:)


Please find many of her poem-carols at:
www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com



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