You are correct Kirupa… it’s from an unknown… and it has not been cannonized yet, so it is not part of the big book. Easy mistake to make though as it is a VERY christian poem, and probebly should be cannonized… but I guess they don’t cannonize things too often these days.
It is certainly a beutiful piece, and one of my favorite poems, though for the record I’m a born again pagen, agnostic, patheist, scientist… But I’m ok with Christians. I really don’t get your religion, but for the most part, the lot of you try to do good works… and as long as you’re doing good works, you’re ok in my book.
Bless you all during your holiday season.