K:JNWTS 31/2 (December 2016): 15
Unfold thy face! unmask thy ray!
Shine forth, bright sun! double the day.
Let no malignant misty fume,
Nor foggy vapor, once presume
To interpose thy perfect sight
This day, which makes us love thy light
For even better, that we could
That blessed object once behold,
Which is both the circumference
And center of all excellence:
Or rather neither, but a treasure
Unconfined without measure;
Whose center and circumference,
Including all pre-eminence
Excluding nothing but defect,
And infinite in each aspect,
Is equally both here and there,
And now, and then, and everywhere,
And always, one, himself, the same,
A being far above a name.
Draw nearer, then, and freely pour
Forth all thy light into that hour,
Which was crowned with his birth,
And made heaven envy earth.
Let not this birth day, clouded be,
By whom thou shinest, and we see.