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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sabbath Keeping

"Arise, shine;
 for thy light is come
 and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
when He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

Angels and Archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
In her maiden bliss,
Worshiped the Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.
Gloucester Cathedral here...

"I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly." 

Pray, one for another...


  1. So Beautiful! I love Christina Rossetti's poetry :)
    Thinking of you and hope you are able to enjoy the celebration of the Lord's birth although it is hard without your hubby this time of year...big hugs and love, Kerrie

  2. Anonymous9:02 PM EST

    so beautiful :) xxo

  3. Love, love that song.


  4. From all the Sundays I have visited here, I knew that this one would speak to everyone who reads it.

  5. Love that poem, Sandra - thanks for the refresher.

  6. I absolutely love this song, and the choir. I have been listening to them for many days now. What a blessing! I hope life on the farm is going well, and that you have a very good week ahead!

  7. I was awakened to the Isaiah verse many mornings of my childhood - it was a memorization verse for some Sunday School thing and my mother adopted it to be her wake up call for me - what a strong and sweet memory that was. The gift of Immanuel - our light has come

  8. Anonymous3:52 AM EST

    Good Morning, Sandra. May God bless you.

  9. Hi Sandra!
    Beautiful poem.
    Yes, our hearts.

  10. Just lovely, Have a beautiful week.

  11. This piece is wonderful Sandra. TYSM for sharing. Just poking in to tell you lots of love & hugs coming your way today.

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~

  12. This is a wonderful poem! It shows the whole mystery of Jesus coming to the earth. It really touches my heart!


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