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Pious Recreation n° 2 , 01r

 

                                                 J.M.J.T.                                                  

25 December 1894

THE ANGELS AT JESUS' MANGER

THE CHARACTERS

 The Child Jesus — The Angel of the Child Jesus — The Angel of the Holy Face — The Angel of the Resurrection — The Angel of the Eucharist — The Angel of the Last Judgment

 

[Scene 1]

THE ANGEL OF THE CHILD JESUS

He carries a vessel of incense and some flowers and sings to the tune of "La blonde Enfant de la colline " ["The Blonde Child from the Hill"]

O Word of God, glory of the Father
I contemplated You in Heaven.
Now I see on earth
The Most High become mortal. 
Child whose light inundates
The angels of the brilliant dwelling,
Jesus, You come to save the world,
Who, then, will comprehend Your love?...

Refrain

O God in swaddling clothes,
You delight the angels.
Word made Child,
Trembling, I bow before You.
 Who then will comprehend this mystery,
A God Who made Himself a little child?...
He came to earthly exile,
The Eternal One...the Almighty!
Divine Jesus, beauty supreme,
 I want to respond to Your love,
To witness how much I love You,
I shall watch over You forever.
 
The brightness of Your swaddling clothes
Attracts the angels. Word made Child,
Trembling, I bow before You.
 
Since the vale of tears
Possesses the King of the elect,
 

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