Tuesday, April 19, 2016
ON A MANGER: POEM BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL
ON A MANGER
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The shepherds went in haste as angels sung,
"Glory to God in the highest heaven,"
Not on ivory sheets, in swaddling clothes
As Mary and Joseph adore Jesus aboard.
The Son of God lay on bare, simple manger
A wonder in their eyes, as the King smiled,
Cherubs and cherubims sang joyfully---
A King is born from the house of David!
Mary kept all of these in her heart, amazed
How a King could have slept in her womb,
A marvel in their eyes, for it is God's way
And now it is fulfilled, stars in their eyes!
This is the manger of all mangers, blessed
A manger where the King's body had laid,
Where the scent of the Almighty had bred
For today, Heaven daintily bordered earth!
The Lord has visited His people simply
Not in regalia and sceptres and crowns,
For He owns the universe, unmindful
Of the world's fascination of fanciful!
This manger is where Mary and Joseph,
Watched the Almighty with awe, wonder,
On a manger, the Saviour came today
O' Messiah, the King of kings in hay.
On this manger, my salvation is near,
On this manger, heaven is at hand---
The manger of hope, of peace and love
Since my King was once there, above!
All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail Bernardo