Welcome All Wonders in One Sight
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 heaven to earth. . .
To Thee, meek Majesty! Soft King
Of simple graces and sweet loves:
Each of us his lamb will bring,
Each her pair of silver doves;
Till burnt at last in fire of Thy fair eyes,
Ourselves become our own best sacrifice.
- Richard Crashaw "A Hymn as Sung by the Shepherds"
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