“What can I give him, poor as I am?Christina Rossetti
If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb,
If I were a Wise Man I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give him?
Give my heart.”
” Blessed Jesus, we implore thee,Hector Berlioz
with humble love and holy fear.
In the land that lies before thee,
forget not us who linger here!
May the shepherd’s lowly calling,
ever to thy heart be dear!”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,John 1.1-4, 14
and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth.
“The night before the happy tideWexford Carol
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town.
But mark how all things came to pass:
From every door repelled, alas!
As long foretold, their refuge all
Was but an humble oxen stall.