'Twas The Night Before Christ's Birth'
How can we keep the Spirit of Christmas alive throughout the year?
By living in Faith.
Abiding in Peace.
And reaching out with Jesus' Love.
"I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit in you.
I will put My Spirit in you."
‘Twas the night before Christ’s Birth
And all through the town
Not a person was stirring, they all had laid down
Only Joseph and Mary had just then arrived
One their way to pay taxes, Caesar Augustus contrived
They knocked on the doors of the Inn’s they could find
No room, not tonight, keepers yelled and they cried!
But Mary and Joseph not a worry in sight
For they knew God Almighty was with them that night
Though in this quiet moment the heavens were stirred
The rustling of angels’ wings soon would be heard
The heavenly beings, they watched angels scurry
Long awaited prophecy of God now occurring
While stars twinkled brightly, the angels appeared
To shepherds, yes shepherds way out in the field
“Do not be afraid!” the angels did say
Christ the Lord, was born this fine day
And Suddenly the angels out of nowhere did appear
Singing Glory to God in the Highest, Christ the Lord He is here!
The shepherds lifted their eyes in great wonder that night
As the angels from Glory to heaven took flight
Shepherds picked up their staffs and followed the STAR
To them didn’t matter how near or how far
The Savior in Bethlehem they journeyed to see
The Savior is born, Praise God, Can it be?
Mary and Joseph found refuge, in a Manger they lay
To Birth the Son of God right there on the hay
The Bright Shining Star hung in the heavens above
And the Holy Spirit lighted on them in the form of a Dove
The shepherds were guided by the Star in the sky
Not knowing one day, for them He would die.
King Jesus had come, in a lowly manger He lay
With purpose much greater, The Truth, Life and the Way
Christmas 2008, all around, such a clatter
People running to and fro, wondering what could be the matter
Almighty God birthed a master plan and still has one now
If only to Jesus today we would bow
The star in the heavens, hung by God one fine day
Pointing to Jesus who lay in the hay
The Light of the World who lit up the sky
Would soon grow up and for us He would die.
On the cross Our Dear Savior hung by His Hands and His feet
Placing His precious blood on the Holy Mercy Seat
He did this for you and He did this for me
If only on Him we would trust and believe
Descending to heaven the Savior awaits
Trumpets of Angels eager to open the Gates
While the Throne Room of God continues to Raise
Holy Lord God Almighty, One Worthy of Praise
As you enter this Season of Christmas tonight
Remember whose Birthday it is and to others shed light
Invite them to Jesus; unlock their hearts to His love
Raise to the heavens your hands up above
Sing praises with the angels who sit at the throne
And thank Him forever that you made Him your own
MERRY CHRISTMAS !