Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Another treasure from A Christmas Treasury:

Christmas Carol
by Sara Teasdale

The kings they came from out the south,
All dressed in ermine fine;
They bore Him gold and chrysoprase,
And gifts of precious wine.

The shepherds came from out the north;
Their coats were brown and old;
They brought Him little new-born lambs -
They had not any gold.

The wise men came from out the east,
And they were wrapped in white;
The star that led them all the way
Did glorify the night.

The angels came from heaven high,
And they were clad with wings;
And lo, they brought a joyful song
The host of heaven sings.

The kings they knocked upon the door,
The wise men entered in,
The shepherds followed after them
To hear the song begin.

The angels sang through all the night
Until the rising sun,
But little Jesus fell asleep
Before the song was done.

My mother in law gave us that oyster shell creche just a few days ago, but we will be marveling at its beauty, and the way God speaks through nature, for years. And, because staring at that nativity scene while pondering these words works for me and helps me live well, I'm linking with:

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4 Responses to “Christmas Carol”

  1. Love the gift from your mother-in-law. I've never seen anything like it!

    So, just a quick note to say, Merry Christmas friend. I appreciate you pounding out posts here in your space. Your words are constantly encouraging. Thanks, Courtney.

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Jim and the boys!!!  Are the boys excited about Christmas? My girls are ecstatic!

    This creche is absolutely beautiful! Did your mother-in-law make it or purchase it? I really like it.


  3. Thank you, Amy! You've always been an encouragement to me - inviting me to join SDG and pursuing your writing and purpose with such passion. I always enjoy just being around whatever it is you have to say. Thank you for your words, and I hope that you enjoy a wonderful Christmas!

  4. Hi Kylee - Merry Christmas to you, too! Yes, the boys are practically bouncing off the walls :) My MIL bought the creche at a store on Sullivan's Island. It really is amazing - someone spent a lot of time on it. See you soon, Courtney