Harold Macdonald's Muse




























Harold Macdonald


This night a babe is born in Bethlehem

the revellers know it not

no whiff of glory got

the doings in the barn do not interest them.


But angels ring the heavens with joyful sound

the shepherds see and hear;

the sheep, the wolves, the deer

They hear that all the earth is Kingdom bound


And Mary virgin-mother of the Lord -

in her arms the universe,

antidote for Satanís curse,

the Son of God is cradled and adored.


Such a promise! Such a gift!

Lo! He the wheat and chaff, will sift.


Midi: Away in a Manger