Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The Christmas Story in Carols

Once in David’s Royal City a baby was born. He was Mary’s Little Boy Child, an Infant Holy, Infant Lowly. And all the Angels, from the Realms of Glory, proclaimed our Messiah’s birth.

Not far away, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by night the angel of the Lord came down, and glory shone all around. “Fear not,” the angel said, “I bring glad tidings of great joy.”

The shepherds, fully awake now and maybe a bit afraid, called to one another, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

As they listened each of them heard angelic strains, “Glory to the newborn king!”

Perhaps one of the shepherd men asked the others, “Did you hear the angelic hosts proclaim, ‘Christ is born in Bethlehem?’”

Yes, they all heard it, and, in a state of awe bordering on disbelief, the shepherds whispered among themselves, “Angels We Have Heard on High! – O, Little Town of Bethlehem – that’s where the angels said the child was born. Let’s go and see for ourselves.”

It Came upon the Midnight Clear, which made it easier for those shepherds setting off to find the place where the baby lay. They found him, Away in a Manger. He had no crib for his bed, but there he was, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

It was a Silent Night, Holy Night. Everything was calm, yet bright, and I imagine the shepherds saying in hushed tones, “Come Let Us Adore Him.”

That’s the Christmas story. Doesn’t it make you want to sing out? Joy to the World! The Lord is come!

O Come, All Ye Faithful –Prepare the Royal Highway of your hearts, for the King of Kings is near. Let’s greet the King of glory, the one foretold in sacred story. Hosanna to the Lord, for he fulfills God’s word. His rule is peace and freedom and justice, truth, and love.

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice!

And please,

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Blessings to you and yours,

Betsy

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