“The First Christmas,” New Era, Dec. 1991, 11In Tune:The First ChristmasWords by Julie Lofgren WolfordMusic by Darwin Wolford1. The earth was bathed in clean, pure light,As heavenward the star burned bright,A sign from God to men on earthTo tell the world of Jesus’ birth.Chorus2. Ye shepherds, wisemen homage bring,Come kneel before this tiny king.See love, God’s greatest gift to all,Personified in lowly stall.ChorusChorusAs angel choirs sang “Gloria,”Mary hummed a lullaby,Rocked and hushed her tiny child,While Joseph watched o’er both and smiled.Copyright © 1991 by Darwin Wolford. Used by permission. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church and home use.