The First Christmas Night

“The First Christmas Night,” Friend, Dec. 1986, 8

The First Christmas Night

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.

Illustrated by Robyn S. Officer