"He who measures the heavens with the span of His hand
Lies in a manger a span's breadth;
He who's cupped hands contain the sea
Is born in a cave;
His glory fills the heavens
And the manger is filled with His splendor.
Moses wished to see His glory
But was unable to see Him as he wished;
Let us come and see Him today
As He lies in the manger in swaddling clothes.
Formerly there was none who dared to see God and still live, But
today all who have seen Him
Are saved from the second death."
Ephrem the Syrian (d. 373)
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