The Nativity

“The Nativity,” Friend, Dec. 1990, inside front cover

The Nativity

Mary looked with love upon

The tiny child that lay

Gently wrapped in swaddling clothes

Upon sweet-smelling hay.

Shepherds knelt before their Lord

And reverently looked on.

The air was filled with the sweet sound

Of joyous angels’ song.

Joseph stood with staff in hand—

Kindly was his face.

The lovely star shone overhead

Upon the humble place.

Illustrated by Phyllis Luch