Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Wisemen - Georg Johannes Gick

After the children and the shepherds
after the poor we beg of you,
Oh, may your heavenly loving-kindness bring
our souls to pasture too.

Myrrh, incense and gold,
kingdoms and crowns of kings;
how pale and cheap and old
there in the stable are these things!

Good shines in one alone,
true as a guiding star!
Guide between star and stone
through love and tears afar
into the kingdom of your own,
you King of kings that are.

Georg Johannes Gick (20th century) Germany
Translated by Jere Brunner

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