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 Beneath Thy Hands Afold

Of one with child in womb,
They say "esta encinta";
On the tilma, woven on loom,
A sash a-dark "en tinta" 1

'Tis said that the darkling tie,
Beneath thy hands afold,
"With child" doth signify,
That one unborn you hold

Our Embryonic Lord
And God's own Fetal Son,
Once tied by maternal cord
To Thou, O Holy One

This was the Savior's way,
O may this shine a ray
On one of human worth,
On one before its birth!

O sadly there are of womb,
O those with love unblest,
Who face an earthly doom
As life from them is wrest!

Help all remember thy Child
And where He dwelt in life;
O mother undefiled,
Help end abortion so rife!   --John Riedell

1. esta encinta=to be with child; en tinta=in color.
     
              

 
 

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