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Significant gifts for the child of the manger,
the riches of ages we fathom and find.
Imagine the scene, those who knelt are arising,
the print of this moment ingrained on each mind.

And where will they go now? And where will they wander,
these seers who have followed a star through the night?
The image remains, though distorted by distance,
the strangeness persisting, an unfading light…

Verses 3-4 follow

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Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 12/12/2013 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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