Dr. Schaff eays : " Heaven and earth seem to move around the child as a centre.
What seeming opposites I A 'child in the manger, yet the Saviour of the world ; a
child hated and feared, yet longed for and loved ; a child poor and despised, yet ...
These heavenly hymns we will sing for one month. The incident, prior to the
advent of our Lord on earth, and with which St. Luke thought it well to commence
his treatise for the " most excellent Theophilus" — chap, i : 1-4 refers to the
The Hymn of the Heavenly Host. ii. 13-14; 7. Simeon's Hymn. ii. 29-32. Six
months after Gabriel had visited Zach- arias, the same divine messenger visited
Mary at Nazareth and announced to her, that she should be the mother of Jesus,
"And I say unto yov, That many shall comb from the east and west, and shall sit
down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."—
Matt. viH. 11. 8. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the
The glory of the Lord may have been a heavenly halo of light that encompassed
the watchers. Compare Ex. 24: 16. It was natural ... The Reign of Good Will or
Charity was now possible in heaven and earth. A perfect truce of God is declared
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these words are true, there shall come a time when the lamb shall speak with the wolf and they will lay down together as bretheren and the lamb will eat the grass and the wolf shall only eat of the deer, and they shall be just and as one and all manner of things born of light and dark shall give themselves unto the lord and the son and the great holy spirit. And they shall love one another till the kingdom of peace is at it's end. And shall not do harm unto each other, but shall leave their way unto peace, and men shall shrink at the sight of them and shall not harm of one single hair upon their head until their work is done. These are the words of the guardians, if you fall by the way, pick yourselves up with the lord so that you may do his works. So saith the lord.