Chrismon 20 ~ Third Gift of the Magi

Yesterday’s post combined both Frankincense and Myrrh. The third gift of myrrh, along with frankincense an extremely expensive aromatic resin, are gifts worthy for the Christ Child.

“Frankincense to offer a deity nigh” sings the second magi in “We Three Kings” while the third admits “Myrrh have I, a bitter perfume / breathes a life of gathering gloom / Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying / Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.”

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