Our American Holidays - Christmas/A Prayer at Bethlehem
A PRAYER AT BETHLEHEMAnne 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!