Lyrics for a song…
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