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First Line: Babe, so long ago enshrined
Last Line: So to-day a child shall reign.
Subject(s): Children; Jesus Christ; Religion; Childhood; Theology


Babe, so long ago enshrined
In a stable bare and gray,
Something of Thy sweeter mind,
Of Thy love for all Thy kind,
Rules us on Thy natal day.
And because a shepherd band,—
Sages, too, with gifts in train,—
Knelt and kissed a baby hand,
Yearning for some wee command,
So to-day a child shall reign.





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