A Quote by Traditional on angels, children, christ, christianity, fear, gold, good, lies, rest, salvation, silence, sleep, and sons

What Child Is This? What Child is this, who, laid to rest On Mary's lap, is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? Refrain: This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary. Why lies He in such mean estate, Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christians fear: for sinners here The silent Word is pleading. Refrain So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh, Come peasant, King to own Him; The King of Kings salvation brings; Let loving hearts enthrone Him! Refrain


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A Quote by Traditional on angels, birds, christ, darkness, earth, god, heart, lies, music, sons, and stability

Whence Comes This Rush of Wings? Whence comes this rush of wings afar, Following straight the Noël star? Birds from the woods in wondrous flight, Bethlehem seek this Holy Night. "Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here, Into this stable, poor and drear?" "Hast'ning we seek the new-loom King, And all our sweetest music bring." Hark! how the greenfinch bears his part, Philomel, too, with tender heart, Chants from her leafy dark retreat, Re, mi, fa, sol, in accents sweet. Angels and shepherds, birds of the sky, Come where the Son of God cloth lie; Christ on earth with man cloth dwell, Join in the shout, "Noël, Noël!"


Source: French Carol from Bas-Quercy

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A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on angels, argument, and dance

Philosophers have argued for centuries about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, but materialists have always known it depends on whether they are jitterbugging or dancing cheek to cheek.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

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A Quote by Thomas Traherne on angels, earth, fatherhood, heaven, and world

Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven; see yourself in your Father's Palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as Celestial Joys; having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the Angels.

Thomas Traherne (c. 1637 - 1674)

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A Quote by Thomas Traherne on angels


How like an angel came I down!

Thomas Traherne (c. 1637 - 1674)

Source: Wonder, I9I0

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on angels, character, god, men, men and women, reputation, and women

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on angels, excess, life, and time

He pass'd the flaming bounds of place and time: The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. III. 2, Line 4.

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on angels and passion

We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Honest Whore, pt. II, 1630, act I, sc. ii

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on angels, music, and speech

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Campbell on angels, blush, and good

But sad as angels for the good man's sin, Weep to record, and blush to give it in.

Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

Source: Pleasures of Hope, 1799

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