December 20, 2006 2:29am CST
THE GIFT OF GOD There was seen a radiance Glowing one night Near the little maiden Mary In blue and white. "Lilies are not fairer, "Roses more red, Than the Child she sings to slumber," An angel said. So the shepherds ventured Through the white cold, And their eyes beheld the Infant, An hour old. Long they gazed and wondered, Awkward in awe, At the paramount perfection Within their straw. "Diamonds are but trifles! "Rubies no gem!" Cried the hearts that slaved for pittance Near Bethlehem.
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