John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Loss And Gain - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

'Behold Thy Mother! 'Tis the loss
Of heaven, the load of shame,
The sweat of agony, the cross,
That ratifies thy claim.'

He heard; and for the tender name,
A Babe to Bethlehem He came.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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