The Nativity Song


“The Nativity Song,” Friend, Dec. 1980, 14

The Nativity Song

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1. These are the new stars shining so bright,
Lighting the world on that first Christmas night.

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2. This is the angel proclaiming the birth,
Singing, “Hosanna!” and “Peace on the earth!”

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3. This is the stable—shelter so bare;
Cattle and oxen first welcomed Christ there.

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4. This is the manger—sweet hay for a bed—
Waiting for Jesus to cradle His head.

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5. These are the shepherds, humble and mild,
Hast’ning to worship the newborn Christ Child.

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6. These are the wise men who followed the star,
with frankincense, gold, and myrrh brought from afar.

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7. See the sweet mother, Mary so fair,
And Joseph, guiding the donkey with care.

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8. See the dear Baby of Bethlehem,
Little Lord Jesus, the Savior of men.

Note: Pictures can be enlarged and colored for children to use in a playlet for family home evening. The music on page 13 can also be used.

Illustrated by Julie F. Young