A star shone over Bethlehem
To draw our eyes to see,
The Christ child who would grow,
Our Lord and Savior one day to be.
Wrapped in rags, lying in a trough,
The cows mooed lowly round him,
While shepherds on their knees did drop
And angel song resounded.
For the one to be Shepherd of all,
For the Man of Sorrows, Mercy, Love,
Who would break our sin upon the Cross
And all our fears dissolve.
This is the gift he gave us –
His love, our spirits free –
From hate, disputes and prejudice
For all eternity.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.