Tuesday, 15 January 2013


But in Jerusalem there was a man
Who waited for the King with open arms;
He was alert because within his heart
He kept the secret - Messiah came at last!
Oh with what warmth he held Him in his grasp
While from his soul experience forged a psalm:
He saw the light for us who are afar
And envyless was full of jubilance;
He saw the glory this Infant would impart
To Israel though it be recalcitrant;
He was content that day should be his last
If, by the Spirit, he was Christ's celebrant.

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