The Christmas Story
Turn with me to the Bible's page,
Where we can now recall
The story of the Savior's birth-
God's gift-the King of all.
Turn with me to Matthew, where
He tells us God's dear Son
Was born in a dreary cattle stall;
That wise men, one by one,
Came from afar to bring their gifts,
To bow before His bed,
(And even now it seems we see
The halo round His head.)
Then turn over to Mark's account,
Where shepherds viewed the star
And gathered there at Bethlehem
From near and from afar.
Oh, read the story once again,
And, in ourmind's eyes, we
Will gather there at Bethlehem
To worship reverently!
© Georgia B. Adams
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth
How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may his His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.
O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel
Sherri Emily Barboza ~ Avery
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