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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII.  1876–79.
 
Syria: Bethlehem
They Gave to Thee
Jeremy Taylor (1613–1667)
 
(From Upon the Epiphany…)

        THEY gave to Thee
          Myrrh, frankincense, and gold;
        But, Lord, with what shall we
    Present ourselves before thy majesty,
      Whom thou redeemedst when we were sold?        5
We ’ve nothing but ourselves, and scarce that neither;
          Vile dirt and clay;
        Yet it is soft, and may
          Impression take.
Accept it, Lord, and say, this thou hadst rather;        10
  Stamp it, and on this sordid metal make
  Thy holy image, and it shall outshine
  The beauty of the golden mine.
 
 
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