Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Remembering the Children...

Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, and whether you are Catholic or not, you can still remember all those children who died in all of Israel when Jesus was born. Today we also remember all aborted and unborn children who did not get the chance to enter into this world. So, would you pray with me today for all the unborn and aborted children of the world?

The Hymn of the Holy Innocents 

When Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Fair peace on earth to bring,
In lowly state of love He came
To be the children’s King.

And round Him, then, a holy band
Of children blest was born,
Fair guardians of His throne to stand
Attendant night and morn.

And unto them this grace was giv’n
A Savior’s name to own,
And die for Him Who out of Heav’n
Had found on earth a throne.

O blessèd babes of Bethlehem,
Who died to save our King,
Ye share the martyrs’ diadem,
And in their anthem sing!

Your lips, on earth that never spake,
Now sound th’eternal word;
And in the courts of love ye make
Your children’s voices heard.

Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Child,
Make Thou our childhood Thine;
That we with Thee the meek and mild
May share the love divine.

~Laurence Housman

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