Friday, December 6, 2013

Love Came Down at Christmas



Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love shall be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and to all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.

~ Christina Georgina Rossetti  ~
1885



Source

This was originally published as a Christmas poem without a title in the book Time Flies: A Reading Diary in 1885.  It was later published in 1893 with the title, Christmastide.   Christina was an English Poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems.  This particular poem was set to music by a variety of composers. 



And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love;
and he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16

A simple poem, with a huge message. 
Love Came Down at Christmas
God IS Love
He is the Perfect Definition of Love


The video below is a beautiful rendition of this Christmas Carol.  I could listen to it over and over and never tire of it.  Very moving!  If you can't view it below, you can find the link here:
Love Came Down at Christmas




Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have been encouraged as much as I have by the message in this song. 

9 comments:

Teresa Arsenault said...

Abby, what a way to start my morning. This song blessed me so much. Thank you for sharing it.
Blessings on your day,
Teresa

Vee said...

Oh that was new to me and so lovely. Thank you for also giving the link for us iPad users! Have a beautiful day...thinking of you and saying a prayer.

TLady said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL ABBY!!!!!!!! THANK YOU ABBY for sharing this with us!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I've not heard this one before either! THANK YOU ABBY!!!!!!!!!!:)

Maxine D said...

Abby that was beautiful - it was new to me but so beautiful. Thank you.
Blessings
Maxine

Pamelyn said...

I can't believe I've never heard this beautiful song before! It is one of those that has to be shared so thank you for sharing it - it has made my day! Now I'm off to share it myself!
~Pamelyn

Mrs. Smith said...

That is truly beautiful! I have never heard it before either. Thank you so much for sharing it!

I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. The link to it is http://sweetteaandsimplicity.blogspot.com/2013/12/liebster-award-fun.html. I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem and song!

Sarah Bowen said...

Awww this is such a beautiful Christmas poem. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah
short Christmas poems

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your beautiful postings everyday. May our Lord continue to bless you and your ministry!