The Birth Of Christ
This Is What Christmas Is About
Please DoNot Forget

King August Ruled Palestine
He Wanted To Know The Number Of People In His Kingdom
For That Reason, He Requested The Names Of All The People
Everyone Had To Return To The BirthPlace Of His Ancestors
The Most Blessed Virgin Mary And Joseph Were Of The Family Of David
Therefore, They Journeyed To Bethlehem, The Birthplace Of David
Exhausted From The Long Journey, They Arrived In Bethlehem At Night
There Was No Available Place To Sleep At The Inns Or At Any Of The Homes
A Great Number Of People Had Gone There At The King's Request

Having No Place To Sleep, Mary And Joseph Went To The Outskirts Of Bethlehem
There They Found A Stable
The Shepherds Of Bethlehem Kept Cattle There During Stormy Weather
It Was Here That They Planned To Spend The Night
Around Midnight, The Stars In The Heavens Lit Up The Stable
The Most Blessed Virgin Mary Gave Birth To A Male Child
She Wrapped Him In Swaddling Clothes And Laid Him In The Straw In The Manger
The Little Town Of Bethlehem Slept Peacefully
Completely Unaware Of The Blessed Event That Had Taken Place

The First To Hear Of The Birth Of Christ Were The Shepherds Of Bethlehem
They Were Tending To Their Sheep
An Angel From Heaven Brought Them The Joyous Tidings

They Were Told To Go To The Town Of Bethlehem
There They Would Find The NewBorn Babe In A Straw-Filled Manger

The Heavens Shone With A Heavenly Light
Angels Began To Sing
"Glory To God In The Highest
And On Earth Peace And Good Will Toward Men"

The Shepherds Hastened To The Stable
There They Truly Found The Lord Jesus Christ
A Babe In Swaddling Clothes Laying In A Manger Of Straw
They Worshiped The New-Born Savior
They Related To The Righteous Joseph And The Most Holy Mother of God
They Related What They Had Seen And Heard From The Angels In The Heavens
The Shepherds Then Left, Overjoyed, Glorifying And Praising God

When The Lord Jesus Christ Was Born
There Appeared In The Far East An Unusually Bright Star
The Three Wise Men Saw This Star
They Knew That The Promised Savior Of The World Had Been Born
They Had Been Anxiously Awaiting His Birth, So They Started Out To Find Him
The Star In The Heavens Showed Them The Way To Bethlehem
Then They Came To The Stable Where Jesus Lay In The Manger
The Wise Men Entered And Saw The Child With His Mother
They Fell To Their Knees
Gifts Of Gold, Frankincense And Myrrh Were Laid At His Feet

And The Angels Sang...

Author Unknown

Happy Birthday Jesus
From Rick, Bobbie And Rasky

Long, Long Ago

Winds Thro' The Olive Trees
Softly Did Blow
Round Little Bethlehem
Long, Long Ago

Sheep On The Hillside Lay
Whiter Than Snow
Shepherds Were Watching Them
Long, Long Ago

Then From The Happy Sky
Angels Bent Low
Singin' Their Songs Of Joy
Long, Long Ago

For In A Manger Bed
Cradled We Know
Christ Came To Bethlehem
Long, Long Ago

Athor Unknown

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Phillips Brooks

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 Wondíring 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 Givín
So God Imparts To Human Hearts The Blessings Of His Heavín
No Ear May Hear His Coming But In This World Of Sin
Where Meek Souls Will Receive Him Still, The Dear Christ Enters In
Where Children Pure And Happy Pray To The Blessed Child
Where Misery Cries Out To Thee, Son Of The Mother Mild
Where Charity Stands Watching And Faith Holds Wide The Door
The Dark Night Wakes, The Glory Breaks And Christmas Comes Once More
O Holy Child Of Bethlehem, Descend To Us, We Pray
Cast Out Our Sin And Enter In, Be Born In Us Today
We Hear The Christmas Angels The Great Glad Tidings Tell
Oh, Come To Us, Abide With Us, Our Lord Emmanuel!

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