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A CHILD IS BORN, by                    
First Line: A child is born!' the magi cried, and then
Last Line: "lord of the earth beneath and heaven above."
Subject(s): Christianity; Christmas; Good; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ - Life And Ministry; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology

"A child is born!" the magi cried, and then
The Voice spake softly in the hearts of men:
"A child is born whose heritage is such
That he who sees and knows must love Him much,
And he who doth obey this Prince of Peace
Shall know the law that rules the soul's increase.

The Many saw the Child but turned away
And said: "A plaything for an idle day!"
The Few looked in his eyes and saw therein
The sum of life and death, of good and sin.
Then spake the Voice: "This is the Savior—Love,
Lord of the earth beneath and heaven above."

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