“A Christmas Poem” by Elsie Dow – Sesquicentennial Snapshot

Elsie Storrs Dow (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1884) was a beloved professor of literature at Wheaton College who taught three generations of students over her 50 year career. She died at 85 years of age in 1944 and is buried at Elmwood cemetery in Sycamore, IL.

A Christmas Poem

I know such a beautiful story
Of one who came down to our earth,
That we might go to His heaven
By right of a heavenly birth!

And so He was born in a manger
That we might be born from on high,
And died on the cruel cross of wood
That we might never die.

And His name shall be called Wonderful!
For the task He must needs undertake
Is a task for none but the Mighty God!
Who made man, He must re-make!

And so, unto us a child is born,
Unto us, a Son is given,
Born, that we might be re-born,
Given, that we may be forgiven.

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