Christ Child Lay in Mary's Lap, The

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Notes from the Treble Clef website: The text by G.K. Chesterton expresses the physical closeness of mother and child, and the wonder of the observer, in a setting with gentle, rocking rhythms and rich harmonies. SSA a cappella; English. Medium.

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G. K. Chesterton
The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,
His hair, His hair was like a light.
O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast,
His hair, His hair was like a star.
O stern and cunning are the kings.
But here the true hearts are,
But here the true hearts are.

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s heart,
His hair, His hair was like a fire.
O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world’s desire.

The Christ-child stood at Mary’s knee,
His hair, His hair was like a crown.
And all the flow’rs looked up at him,
And all the stars looked down.