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

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

  1. I just love this! Thank you for sharing. Hope to reblog it tomorrow :) twe

  2. Reblogged this on twewordplay and commented:
    Dear Readers:
    Please do not take your voice for granted. The words that come so easily for you are indeed a privilege. Use your verbal expression wisely. Seek to bless. With these precious words by Richard Crashaw. . .read them to someone you love today. Make the words come to life with you love. Share the meaning of Christmas through words that ring true of our Savior. in the spirit of Christmas, twe

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