Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Cindy Mercer Photography

"Christmas Day"


A baby is a harmless thing
And wins our hearts with one accord,
And Flower of Babies was their King,
Jesus Christ our Lord:
Lily of lilies He
Upon His Mother's knee;
Rose of roses, soon to be
Crowned with thorns on leafless tree.

A lamb is innocent and mild
And merry on the soft green sod;
And Jesus Christ, the Undefiled,
Is the Lamb of God:
Only spotless He
Upon his Mother's knee;
White and ruddy, soon to be
Sacrificed for you and me.

Nay, lamb is not so sweet a word,
Nor lily half so pure a name;
Another name our hearts hath stirred,
Kindling them to flame:
'Jesus' certainly
Is music and melody:
Heart with heart in harmony
Carol we and worship we.

Christina Rossetti


From "Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity"


This is the Month, and this the happy morn

Wherein the Son of
Heav'ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,
Our great redemption from above did bring;
For so the holy sages once did sing,
That he our deadly forfeit should release,
And with his Father work us a perpetual peace.

That glorious Form, that Light unsufferable,
And that far-beaming blaze of Majesty,
Wherewith he wont at Heav'ns high Councel-Table,
To sit the midst of Trinal Unity,
He laid aside; and here with us to be,
Forsook the Courts of everlasting Day,
And chose with us a darksome House of mortal Clay.

John Milton

2 comments:

jazzycat said...

Brad,
I really enjoy Cindy's photography. Does she have a blog to showcase them? I wish she would consider one if she doesn't.
W.H. (Jazzy's servant)

Cindy Mercer said...

Jazzycat,

Thank you for your kind words. No blog as of yet, though I might consider one in the future when I have loads of spare time! I'm not very computer savvy, and need to figure out the "right-click" prevention feature.

Happy New Year!

Cindy