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Sitting in Michael's Lap

0 posted 1999-12-07 02:09 AM

Upon the hill the humble shepherd lay,
In drowsy watch oe'r slumb'ring flocks below;
The heavens, in reflection, mute did stay;
Unwinking stars looked down on fields of snow.

And presently there came a saintly glow,
From Heaven's height came Angels, bathed in song;
They sang their joy that all that heard should know
That Christ was come, to heal the world of wrong.

Their praise upon His name waxed clear and strong,
And filled the lowly shepherd's heart with fear;
But gentle voice spake unto him ere long:
"Fear not: a tale of joy I bring you here!"

"For born to you this night, so hushed and clear,
In Bethlehem, a Babe of Holy birth,
Whose prayers will rise unto His Father's ear,
Whose blood shall rain redemption on the Earth."

The shepherd quailed, uncertain of his worth
To hear such tidings as the Angels sing;
But straightway did he go, in faith and mirth,
To Bethlehem, to greet the newborn King.

Grant me such faith as did the shepherd bring,
Oh gentle Lamb, to honor Thee, I pray:
For Thou hast robbed the Reaper of his sting;
Thy holy birth hath sanctified this day.

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 You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 12-07-1999).]

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1 posted 1999-12-07 08:01 AM

Skyefyre this is a magnificient poem! Really superb! You may want to check out the Publishers area here (Under religious publications) and see where you can submit this! It's truly a work of art!  
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2 posted 1999-12-07 04:59 PM

nicely done!  
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3 posted 1999-12-07 07:00 PM

Nicely done.  Thanks for the read.
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4 posted 1999-12-08 12:43 PM

Excellent!  I agree w/ everyone, especially PdV...this should be published.  
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5 posted 1999-12-11 09:16 PM

Yes, this is amazing! It should be published! So beautiful!  


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6 posted 1999-12-11 10:23 PM


 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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7 posted 2000-01-18 10:10 AM

Beautiful Piece Kess  


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Beneath the northern stars
8 posted 2004-12-19 10:02 PM

We all need to have faith like the shepherd did. I loved the way you rhymed this poem. Very well done and a good reminder of the true meaning of Christmas!


Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season!!

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9 posted 2004-12-20 12:37 PM


This is what it's all about.


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10 posted 2005-12-19 12:52 PM

Such a lovely poem to grace the Holiday again this year~

Merry Christmas to you and that wonderful family~


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