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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Isa Carrington Cabell (1860–1923)

What the King said to Christ at the Judgment

I AM who knew thee on that day,—

The Child that in the manger lay;

I called thee Master, King.

I laid my gifts at thy young feet,

Jewels and myrrh, frankincense sweet,—

Such gifts as sovereigns bring.

The trumpet sounds another morn,

And I, of crown and sceptre shorn,

Look on thee from afar.

Now thou hast come, a King in state,

Know me, the beggar at the gate,

Who followed once thy star.