Long, Long Ago

“Long, Long Ago,” Friend, Dec. 1989, 14

Long, Long Ago

Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:1).

Winds through the olive trees

Softly did blow

Round little Bethlehem,

Long, long ago.

Sheep on the hillside lay

Whiter than snow;

Shepherds were watching them,

Long, long ago.

Then, from the happy sky,

Angels bent low,

Singing their songs of joy,

Long, long ago.

For in a manger bed,

Cradled, we know,

Christ came to Bethlehem,

Long, long ago.