Our American Holidays - Christmas/A Prayer at Bethlehem

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Anne P. L. Field

O pulsing earth with heart athrill
With infinite creative will!
O watchful shepherds in whose eyes
Sweet hopes and promises arise!
O angel-host whose chanting choir
Proclaims fulfillment of desire!
O flaming star so purely white
Against the black Judean night!
O blessed Mary bending low
With sense of motherhood aglow!
O holy Babe with haloed head
Soft pillowed in a manager bed!
O Mystery divine and deep
Help us Thy properties to keep!