Dancing Dust

Poems by Mollie Caird (1922-2000)

Song of Mary - A Christmas Carol
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My Love has a wooden cradle
My love has a wooden cross,
My Lord, my baby, my Lord:
No love is there, no love without loss;
My little Lord

My Love has a thorny pillow,
My Love has a thorny crown,
My Lord, my baby, my Lord:
And must I climb those dreadful stairs to lift him down,
My little Lord?

Swaddling clothes for the new-born,
Winding sheet for the tomb,
My Lord, my baby, my Lord:
There is room in the stable, in the heart there is room,
My little Lord.

My Love is the Son of earth,
My Love is the King of Heaven,
My Lord, my baby, my Lord:
There are seven stars in the sky, and my sorrows are seven,
My little Lord.

My Love has a wooden cradle,
My Love has a sapphire throne,
My Lord, my baby, my Lord:
He is of God and the cherubim, but he is my own,
My little Lord.


Dated 1961.  Published in the British Weekly 21 December 1961 with music by Eric Routley.