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THE ANGEL'S CHRISTMAS QUEST, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where have ye laid my lord?
Last Line: Swathing the limbs of love!
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Angels; Christmas; Nativity, The

"Where have ye laid my Lord?
Behold, I find Him not!
Hath He, in heaven adored,
His home forgot?
Give me, O sons of men,
My truant God again!"

"A voice from sphere to sphere --
A faltering murmur -- ran,
'Behold, He is not here!
Perchance with Man,
The lowlier made than we,
He hides His Majesty.'"

Then, hushed in wondering awe,
The spirit held his breath
And bowed; for, lo, he saw
O'ershadowing Death,
A Mother's hand above,
Swathing the limbs of Love!

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