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BETHLEHEM GATE.


She knows a comfort deeper still
 For all who fare on pilgrimage;
 By suffering from age to age
God seals the vassals of His Will.


Her Burden is upholding her;
 And, guided by the Holy Dove,
 She sees the victory of Love
Beyond the Cross and Sepulchre.


To shield her, Joseph stands; his care
 The shadow of God’s Providence.
 How fragrant is the frankincense
Of their uninterrupted prayer!