December 25, 2014

C. S. Lewis - The Nativity

The Nativity
by C.S. Lewis

Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow)
I see a glory in the stable grow
Which, with the ox’s dullness might at length
Give me an ox’s strength.


Among the asses (stubborn I as they)
I see my Savior where I looked for hay;
So may my beast like folly learn at least
The patience of a beast.


Among the sheep (I like a sheep have strayed)
I watch the manger where my Lord is laid;
Oh that my baaing nature would win thence
Some woolly innocence!


Video clip: The Creatures of the Field
Art Garfunkel and Amy Grant (Album: "The Animals' Christmas")

Prayers and Blessings for Pets and Animals