God sent His only Son to earth,
His birth to be a virgin birth.
Faithful Mary, young and scared,
Put faith in God, though unprepared.
The angel’s words were strange and new,
But God told Mary what to do.
Now Joseph, learning this, was shocked
And thought, before the people talked,
That he best put his bride away—
He cared for her, e’en to that day.
But Gabriel to him appeared
And told dear Joseph, “Do not fear,
For Mary carries now God’s Son;
The Savior of the world is come.”
The angel told him what to plan
To name the Babe that would save man—
So Joseph took his bride-to-be.
Around that time was a decree
Sent out from Caesar for a count
Of all the people in his lands about.
So Joseph took his wife and led
Them to the place called House of Bread.
He did not know that God had planned
To have His Son come as a Lamb.
On a quiet night in Bethlehem,
The Son of God was born to them;
And in a field where shepherds were
Tending to their sheep, were heard
Some angels in the sky o’erhead
Proclaiming Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.
Then how to find Him they did tell:
“The Babe you’ll find in swaddling clothes,
For who He is, nobody knows.
A manger serves Him for a bed,
With hay to pillow His little head.”
The shepherds hastened on their way
To see the Baby born that day;
And when they reached that lowly place,
Each shepherd fell upon his face
And worshiped Christ, in a manger laid.
Was this the way the Heavenly Babe
Had come to earth? In this meek way?
Did none else care that God had made
His way to earth with us to dwell?
Did no one care for Immanuel?