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The Night Before Christmas . . .A more spiritual version of the famous Christmas story


Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Night Before Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town,
St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down;
Our Lady was waiting, so meek and so mild,
While Joseph was seeking a place for the Child;

The children were nestled, each snug in their beds,
The grown-ups wouldn’t bother, there’s no room they said;
When even the innkeeper sent them away,
Joseph was wondering, where they would stay;

He thought of the caves in the side of the hills,
Lets go there said Mary, it’s silent and still;
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Made pathways of light for their tired feet to go;

And there in a cave, in a cradle of hay,
Our Savior was born on that first Christmas Day!
The Father was watching in heaven above,
He sent for His angels, His couriers of love;

More rapid than eagles God’s bright angels came;
Rejoicing and eager as each heard his name;
Come Power, Come Cherubs, Come Virtues, Come Raphael,
Come Thrones and Dominions, come Michael and Gabriel;

Now fly to the Earth, where My poor people live,
Announce the glad tiding My Son comes to give;
The Shepherds were watching their flocks on this night,
And saw in the heavens and unearthly light;

The Angels assured them, they’d nothing to fear,
It’s Christmas they said, the Savior is here!
They hastened to find Him, and stood at the door,
Till Mary invited them in to adore;

He was swaddled in bands from His head to His feet,
Never did the Shepherds see a baby so sweet!
He spoke not a word, but the shepherds all knew,
He was telling them secrets and blessing them too;

Then softly they left Him, The Babe in the hay,
And rejoiced with great joy on that first Christmas Day;
Mary heard them exclaim as they walked up the hill,
Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to men of good will!

Sister St. Thomas, B.N.D. de N

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SHAPNUP 12/23/2011 8:07AM

    That is beautiful. I can see my family reading that at our Christmas celebrations.
Merry Christmas, my friend!

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WINDSONG~ 12/23/2011 2:56AM

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 12/23/2011 1:59AM

    Absolutely Awesome! thank you for posting this & please may I copy it?

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SPARKINGINMASS 12/22/2011 11:34PM

    That is a very nice version of this poem. Thank you for sharing it. emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 12/22/2011 11:34PM

    What a beautiful way to tell the Christmas story! Thanks so much for sharing!

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 12/22/2011 11:23PM

    That is beautiful, thank you for sharing!
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AMANDA_A_725 12/22/2011 11:19PM

    What a wonderful version of this poem! A wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Xmas! emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 12/22/2011 11:15PM

    Beautiful,thank you for posting this Julie! I love this spiritual version of the Christmas Story! emoticon Blessings to You and Yours! emoticon Diana

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