The Tenth Day of Christmas – “Dost thou in a manger lie”
The poet asks “If [thou art] a monarch, where [is] Thy state? Where Thy court on Thee tto wait?” And into the mouth of the Infant he puts words that echo St. Paul’s great hymn of the Incarnation in Philippians 2: “though he was in the form of God, [he] did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave….”
hymn link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLE4HAfo4f4
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.