24 December 2014

Joyeux Noël

Into the ancient Holy Land
Behold, the Son of God is come to Man.

Hic est enim calix sanguinis mei
In innocence fall all heroes and their creeds
An age is done, an age from here proceeds.

Qui pro vobis et pro multis effendetur
In remissionem peccatorum

What consuming pagan fires could not do:
A covenant of love and Word made flesh, in you.
Hoc est enim Corpus Meum
Sleep swells His breast, though heavy pressed,
By Golgotha, and Adam's sin,
and the hopes of he who signs his name herein.

Joyous Christmas,