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For the Season

Adolf_Hölzel_Anbetung
Anbetung [Adoration (Nativity)], 1912
Adolf Hölzel (German, 1853–1934)
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

 Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine,
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine,
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love shall be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.

“Love Came Down at Christmas”
Christina Rossetti, 1885

Merry Christmas to you and yours ~ Amanda

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    1. I mostly know Rossetti’s poetry through the poems that have been set to music, but those are so lovely that I really should investigate her other poems.

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