One day Caesar called a decree
He expected everyone to take a knee
To bow down to him and pay their due
A bad idea, everyone knew.
The streets were crowded, people everywhere
Bethlehem they were heading, census to be taken there
Mary and Joseph heading into town
Not knowing their baby would one day wear a crown.
The young couple knocked on every door
Everyone replied, “No room anymore!”
Until at last, they found a stable
No bed, no chairs, not even a table.
Out in the fields, sheep were grazing
The sky lit up, it was amazing!
Angels filled up the dark night
The shepherds were shocked by the sight.
The angels said, “Do not fear!
This is a wonderful message you need to hear.
Go to the stable and visit the child.
You will find him meek and mild.”
Travelling from far out of town
Three wise men each wearing a crown
Saw the star shining bright
Which they followed through the night.
On arrival, they gave frankincense, myrrh and gold
To Joseph, gifts which he would hold.
Bowing down to worship the king in the cradle,
Jesus, Saviour of the World, is able…
To love the world as the prophets foretold
To serve many, his mission was bold.
At Christmas time, Jesus’ birth we share,
Merry Christmas to all, everywhere!