"Unto us a child is born"

Silence in heaven and on earth;Silence so filled with light,So pregnant with deep meaningsThat the hymn of morning starsHeld no comparison.Lo, in that stillness cameThe babe, the Bethlehem babe!All nature held her peace.The wild winds stilled.All mortal seeming hushed,No fierce thought stirred.The harmlessness of being lay revealed.

Silence within the heart.Self stilled at last—The mortal self—Its trappings loosed and gone,All undesired, sordid, and laid aside.Then like a sudden flameFrom heaven's vault came the light!The Christ-idea is born,Bright, undefiled;Immortal selfhood known,Embraced and claimed.All clamor mute before the shining bliss.

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