Monday, December 30, 2013

Poem: "Moonless Darkness Stands Between" by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.


Moonless darkness stands between.
Past, O Past, no more be seen!
But the Bethlehem star may lead me
To the sight of Him Who freed me
From the self that I have been.
Make me pure, Lord:
                                  Thou art holy;
Make me meek, Lord:
                                  Thou wert lowly;
Now beginning, and alway:

Now begin, on Christmas Day.