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Mary Baker Eddy’s gift to all is her clear delineation of the difference between Jesus and the Christ, timelessly expressed in her poem, Christmas Morn. Allen sets the words with simplicity of form and the stillness of a sparkling winter night.
Author: Mary Baker Eddy (1898)
Composer: Brett L Allen
Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds
Pursue thy way,
Thy light was born where storm enshrouds
Nor dawn nor day!
Dear Christ, forever here and near,
No cradle song,
No natal hour and mother’s tear,
To thee belong.
Thou God-idea, Life-encrowned,
The Bethlehem babe –
Beloved, replete, by flesh embound –
Was but thy shade!
Thou gentle beam of living Love,
And deathless Life!
Truth infinite, – so far above
All mortal strife,
Or cruel creed, or earthborn taint:
Fill us today
With all thou art – be thou our saint,
Our stay, alway.
Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection