Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

(25 November 1875 – 15 August 1928 / Canada)

Christmas In Heaven - Poem by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

HOW hushed they were in Heaven that night,
How lightly all the angels went,
How dumb the singing spheres beneath
Their many-candled tent!

How silent all the drifting throng
Of earth-freed spirits, strangely torn
By dim and half-remembered pain
And joy but newly born!

The Glory in the Highest flamed
With awful, unremembered ray--
But quiet as the falling dew
Was He who went away.

So swift He went, His passing left
A low, bright door in Heaven ajar--
With God it was a covenant,
To man it seemed a star.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 6, 2010

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