The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and into the Town
Came a husband and wife of little renown.
They came for the taxing and lodging they sought
But room at the Inn just couldn’t be bought.

The wife, ‘though quite tired, knew she would be blessed
For, soon, Baby Jesus would feed at her breast,
So when room was found in a stable’s soft hay
She gratefully rested, to wait the Lord’s day.

That night came a light. Over meadows it spread.
The shepherds who saw it were filled with great dread,
But an angel of God said: “There’s nothing to fear.
Be joyful! Your savior, the Christ Child is here!”

With that they went searching and, as had been said,
They found the Lord sleeping, a manger His bed.
The shepherds rejoiced, as we all should too!
Our Savior’s alive! God’s promise is true!