“The First Christmas Night,” Friend, Dec. 1986, 8
Long, long ago on the first Christmas night,
A new star appeared and shone with great light.
An angel told shepherds of Jesus Christ’s birth,
Of the newborn King who would bring peace to earth.
The shepherds went quickly to the stable where lay
The wee Baby Jesus, asleep on the hay.
And later the brightness of the new shining star
Guided the Wise Men with their gifts from afar.
But on that first Christmas, with angels singing above,
Was the best Christmas present—the Gift of God’s love.