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Carol of the Seekers

Philip Britts

Available languages: Español, العربية

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We have not come like Eastern kings
With gifts upon the pommel lying.
Our hands are empty, and we came
Because we heard a baby crying.

We have not come like questing knights
With fiery swords and banners flying.
We heard a call and hurried here –
The call was like a baby crying.

But we have come with open hearts
From places where the torch is dying.
We seek a manger and a cross
Because we heard a baby crying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sad child Nadia, age one and a half, lives in a Lebanese camp for Syrian refugees. Photograph by Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children.
Contributed By Philip Britts Philip Britts

Farmer-poet Philip Britts was born in 1917 in Devon, England. Britts became a pacifist, joined the Bruderhof, and moved to South America during World War II.

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