Love Came Down by Anthony Esolen

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Love Came Down

Anthony Esolen on Christian Hymns

'Tis the season to be buying,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Mom's exhausted, baby's crying,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Charge on credit all we covet,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la!
Though we have no place to shove it,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

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Anthony Esolen is the author of over thirty books, including Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (Tan, with a CD), Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (Regnery), and The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord (Ignatius). He has also translated Dante’s Divine Comedy (Random House). He and his wife Debra publish a web magazine, Word and Song (anthonyesolen.substack.com), on poetry, hymnody, language, classic films, and music. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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