The Christening

 

On Easter Day the lilies fair

Gladdened all hearts and filled the air

With a pervasive fragrance fair.

 

On Easter Day the church was bright

With an ethereal heavenly light

That floated down from stellar height.

 

On Easter Day, untouched by blame,

To the great church the baby came,

There to be blessed and giv’n a name.

 

On Easter Day the people heard

Again the power of a Word,

And in their hearts were moved and stirred.

 

On Easter Day a Saviour rose

Triumphant over death and foes:

Of that the little baby knows.

 

3.5.38