Lyrics for a song…


(Luke 2)

At the emporer’s decree

Two people left Galilee

And made the long journey to Bethlehem.


Joseph took his promised wife

Who was about to give new life

There was no one who waited to meet and welcome them.


They had gone to be counted

Among the kingdom which amounted

To the greatest that had yet been on the earth.


In those days, that’s how it was

And it had to be, because

The world was now ready to behold the Savior’s birth.


Prophecy was coming true

For me and for you

In those days.


He took his first breath in a stable

And as well as was she was able

Mary wrapped the Son of God in swaddling clothes.


Animals stood around

On the stable’s dusty ground

Next to the One who would save us, when He died and arose.


Angels came to the shepherds

Surrounding them with astounding words

Which heralded the long-awaited King.


And the shepherds went to meet Him

To marvel and to greet Him;

A humble beginning for the Holy Human Being.


His kingdom will last forever

All others being severed

No more need to be counted for any earthly thing.


In these days, we praise

Emmanuel, the Son of God

Who came to us in those days.


Copyright 2014 margaretportergriffin


Photo: the shepherds’ field outside of Bethlehem


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