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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


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 Mothers 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 Mothers 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 Georgina Rossetti

Poem Theme: Christmas

Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. What Does The Donkey Bray About?
  2. Twilight Night
  3. Dead Hope
  4. I Am A King
  5. The One Certainty


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • John Keble Christmas Day ("What sudden blaze of song")
  • Hartley Coleridge Christmas Day ("WAS it a fancy, bred of vagrant guess")
  • Charles Kingsley Christmas Day ("How will it dawn, the coming Christmas Day?") Eversley, 1868
  • Henry White Christmas Day ("Yet once more, and once more, awake, my Harp")

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