Unto Us a Boy is Born

Bruegel: Slaughter of the InnocentsUnto us a boy is born!
King of all creation,
came he to a world forlorn,
the Lord of every nation.

Cradled in a stall was he
with sleepy cows and asses;
but the very beats could see
that he all men surpasses.

Herod then with fear was filled:
"A prince" he said "in Jewry!"
All the little boys he killed
at Bethlehem in his fury.

Now may Mary's Son, who came
so long ago to love us,
lead us all with hearts aflame
unto the joys above us.

December 2006: ... holy innocentsOmega and Alpha he!
Let the organ thunder
while the choir with peals of glee
doth rend the air asunder.

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