(also known as ~ Love Came Down at Christmas)
Memoir and Notes by William Michael Rossetti (1904), page 159
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 be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.
I had heard this poem before in a shortened version,
thus I used it in the titles of
these last four weeks’ Sunday blog postings.
In reality I have just found the poet,
|Our Italian Nativity this year: though not seeing most of the figurines’ faces, making Baby Jesus’ the most relevant.|
Ms. Rossetti wrote many poems about Advent, about Christmas
and Jesus’ birth…
I have just scratched the surface
for you and for me!
Do enjoy her works;
they point to our Saviour!
Please find many of her poem-carols at: