Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Nativity Song
"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." -Agnes M. Pharo.
Last night was our ward Christmas party. There were so many people! It was probably the best turnout that I have ever seen. The program was short and sweet. The priamary children have been working for the last several weeks on "The Nativity Song". They each had different parts. There were three to four children in every group. They started with the second verse and four little ones dressed as stars came out on the stage. Then four little angels, four cattle, oxen and sheep, three little "angels" carrying the manger, three shepards, three wisemen, finally Mary and Joseph. Each group came out as it was their turn to sing. Mikayla was Mary and carried a baby. She had a short solo and did a wonderful job. The kids were amazing! They brought tears to the eyes of most of the adults. Here are the words to the song as they sang it.
This is the new star, shining so bright
Lighting the world on that first Christmas night.
This is the angel procaiming the birth
Singing "Hosanna" and "Peace on the earth!"
This is the stable, shelter so bare;
Cattle and oxen first welcomed him there.
This is the manger, sweet hay for a bed,
Waiting for Jesus to cradle his head.
These are the shepherds, humble and mild,
Hast'ning to worship the heavenly child.
These are the wise men who followed the star,
Frankincense, gold, and murrh brought from afar.
See the sweet mother, Mary so fair,
Joseph, who guided the donkey with care.
See the sweet baby of Bethlehem,
Little Lord Jesus, the Savior of Men.
This is the season beloved beloved of the year.
Sing a rhyme; Christmastime soon will be here.
Tell the true story of Jesus' birth,
When as a baby, he came to the earth