Friday, December 28, 2007

Holy Innocents

Unto us is born a Son,
King of quires supernal:
See on earth his life begun,
Of lords the Lord eternal.

Christ, from heaven descending low,
Come on earth a stranger;
Ox and ass their owner know,
Becradled in the manger.

This did Herod sore affray,
And grievously bewilder,
So he gave the word to slay,
And slew the little childer.

Choir Of his love and mercy mild
This the Christmas story;
And O that Mary's gentle child
Might lead us up to glory.

O and A, and A and O,
Cum cantibus in choro,
Let our merry organ go,
Benedicamus Domino

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fr Paul Chavasse's homily reminded us to pray for all little children so awfully treated...a moving feast..if only Herod had known he was out to kill his saviour..lovely verses Fr..

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