Who is This Baby?
Child of the stable’s secret birth
The Lord by right of the lords of earth
Let angels sing of a king newborn
The world is weaving a crown of thorn
A crown of thorn for that infant head
Cradled soft in a manger bed.
Eyes that shine in the lantern’s ray;
A face so small in its nest of hay -
Face of a child who is born to scan
The world of men through the eyes of man:
And from that face in the final day
Heaven and earth shall flee away.
By Timothy Dudley Smith, © Hope Publishing Company, 1983