The Holy Nativity of Our Lord God

Welcome, all wonders in one night!
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 heaven to earth.

Richard Crashaw (1613?–1649), British poet. In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God


  1. Like that. Some things one can only begin to say with poetry.


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