Twas the night before the birth,
when all the world did not know what was about to happen
Not a creature was stirring, and all men were napping
The rabbis were safe and secure in their knowledge
Old Herod, the king, the Lord he refused to acknowledge
King Herod was nestled in bed
With dreams of all the people he ruled dancing through his head.
Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem were looking for a place to nap
When at the inn door did Joseph tap
No room at the inn was there for the Lord to be
And Mary’s time was quite near for all to see
The inn keeper said there is no room at the inn
But the stables I am sure there is room for the Savior of Men.
So Mary and Joseph to the stables they went
And only the animals were there to witness that blessed event.
For on that night so long ago to man was born God’s only begotton son.
By him and him alone would the victory over sin be won.
The Angels on high did sing
As in all of heaven did praise and joy ring
When to the wandering shepherds did appear on high
Angels declaring the Lord’s birth was nigh.
Fear not they did call out
The savior has been born they did shout.
No longer does man with sin need to strive
For God’s gift has now arrived.
The shepherds to Bethlehem they did go.
To see the savior laid in a manager so low.
To all they cried with a shout
The savior has been born, man has no reason to doubt.
Those they told were amazed at what they had heard
But they soon forgot all the shepherd’s words.
On the eighth day to the temple Joseph and Mary went
And to the temple was Simeon sent
He said let your servant depart in peace for I have seen the Savior
No longer should the faith of men waiver.
Now this story for generations has been told
To belief and faith must one hold
For this gift is still there to receive
For all who will believe.
Form lowly manager to heaven on high
Our Lord is drawing nigh
Are you willing to believe
And no longer be deceived.
Poem by Rev. David Rogers 12/15/2008
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