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Blessed art thou O Christmas Christ

‘Blessed art thou O Christmas Christ, that thy cradle was so low that shepherds, poorest and simplest of earthly folk, could yet kneel beside it … and look level-eyed into the face of God.’

Bishop Robert Nelson Spencer (1877-1961) Diocese of West Missouri

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.


  • Tony

    December 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I have not quote the poem in full because, whilst I have it as ‘Anonymous’, some places also quote it as being from Robert Nelson Spencer, Bishop of West Missouri. I haven’t been able to establish this. I will email you the text I have, but copyright may be needed to publish or use the the whole – that’s if the source is Robert Nelson Spencer. If you are able to find out moreabout the source then please let me know. Especially if it is not ‘Anonymous’. Thanks, Edwin. God bless, Tony M

  • Andrew Wheeler

    November 12, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Hello Tony (from Guildford). I am also looking for the full poem / text. If you have any fuller text I would be very grateful to be able to see it! Every good wish – Andy Wheeler

  • Tony

    November 12, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Hi Andrew – the credit I have given is the extent of what I have found. If you are able to find the full text/context of these words, I’d be really interested to hear. Sorry, I can’t be more helpful. I love these words. Bless you, Tony

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