by, Oct 11th 2009 at 02:11 AM (426 Views)
Move closer and listen; I'll tell you a story
Of the Prince of Peace; the Son of Glory,
Who long ago on this earth did dwell
To save us from sin and death and hell.
It happened one beautiful starry night
When one star in particular shone very bright;
It guided the wise men to Bethlehem -
To a humble stable which they did not ken.
God's angel appeared to some shepherds that night
Who were tending their flock under the moon bright.
Glad tidings the angel to them did depart;
They sang praising God with joy in their hearts.
The streets ran red with blood and with tears;
Babes slaughtered because of King Herod's fears -
But Joseph fled with his wife and the babe
In the dead of the night to escape the king's raid.
The Christ child grew up and became a man;
All went according to our Father's plan,
For Jesus became so wise and so strong;
He never sinned nor did anything wrong.
He made fishers of men and sent demons away;
Preached on a mountain and taught us to pray.
He healed the sick; He cured the lame
And commanded all men to do the same.
He raised His friend Lazarus from the dead
And taught us never to worry or fret
Over what we should wear, or drink or eat;
That God would supply everything we'd need.
God's only Son (as yet unsung) -
While soldiers laughed and had their fun
Hung upon that cursed barren tree,
Shedding His Blood for you and me.
He hung there, dying, all alone...
Never has greater love been shown;
"It is finished" our Savior said -
Then He hung His head and was pronounced dead.
They pierced His side but broke not a bone
Before they sealed His grave with a stone.
When the women returned after three days
They found it empty; the stone rolled away.
God's messenger angel dressed in bright white
Appeared and made the guards shiver with fright
He told the women "Do not fear
For Jesus has risen and He's not here".
Go now and spread the Good News to all.
Tell them to answer the Father's call;
For all who believe in Him will be free -
Christ Jesus our Savior from Galilee!
© 2008 by Belinda van Rensburg