Blessed Among Women --To The Signora Cairoli

by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blessed was she that bare,
Hidden in flesh most fair,
For all men's sake the likeness of all love;
Holy that virgin's womb,
The old record saith, on whom
The glory of God alighted as a dove;
Blessed, who brought to gracious birth
The sweet-souled Saviour of a man-tormented earth.

Last updated May 02, 2015