Sunday, December 18, 2005

A Christmas Carol from St. Augustine

On the Incarnation
by St. Augustine

Maker of the sun,
He is made under the sun.

Disposer of all ages
in the bosom of the Father,
He consecrates this day
in the womb of His mother;

In Him He remains
from her He goes forth.

Creator of heaven and earth,
He was born on earth under heaven.

Unspeakably wise,
He is wisely speechless;
Filling the world,
He lies in a manger;

Ruler of the stars,
He nurses at His mother's bosom.

He is both great in the nature of God,
and small in the form of a servant.