The Donkey

    “The Donkey,” Friend, Dec. 1971, inside back cover

    The Donkey

    The donkey stood in his stall that night

    And blinked at the glory of heavenly light

    That filled the stable where Jesus lay.

    And he heard the voices of angels say,

    “Glory to God in the highest! Peace to men!”

    And then all about, again, and again,

    The heavenly hosts sang; and the donkey’s ear

    Twitched in wonder of those so near:

    The Mother Mary, Joseph, the Child—

    The Precious Savior, tiny and mild.

    The donkey stood in his stall, and he

    Was privileged to see the majesty

    Of a Savior King, God’s own Son.

    Oh, wasn’t he lucky to be one

    Of the creatures bathed in golden light

    When Christ was born on Christmas night!

    Illustrated by Phyllis Luch