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    what does it mean in this carol?

    I have some problems understanding "In the Bleak Mid-winter".

    Enough for Him, whom cherubim
    Worship night and day,
    A breastful of milk,
    And a mangerful of hay;
    Enough for Him, whom angels
    Fall down before,
    The ox and ass and camel
    Which adore.

    Angels and archangels
    May have gathered there,
    Cherubim and seraphim
    Thronged the air -
    But only His mother
    In her maiden bliss
    Worshipped the Beloved
    With a kiss.

    What do the underlined parts mean? Can you paraphrase them respectively?


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    Re: what does it mean in this carol?

    It says that a breast full of milk and a manger full of hay are enough for him. He doesn't need or want angels to fall down (prostrate themselves) before him or oxen, asses, and camels to adore him.
    Only his mother (allegedly a virgin, and blissful because of it) worshipped him by kissing him.
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