will honor Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
Then ye be
glad, good people,
This night of all the year,
And light ye up your candles:
His star is shining near.
heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
And she shall bring forth a son,
and thou shalt call his name Jesus:
for he shall save his people from their sins.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem
of Judea in the days of Herod the king,
behold, there came wise men from the east
to Jerusalem, saying, where is he that is
born King of the Jews? For we have seen
his star in the east, and are come to
Happy Christmas, that can win us back to
the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the
old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport
the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
is the season which engages the
whole world in a conspiracy of love."
Hamilton Wright Mabie
the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto
them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall
be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly
there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
is for the Christ Child who was
sleeping in the hay
is for the Heavenly Host who
worshipped Him that day
is for the Radiance on Mary's
for the lowly Inn -- a poor and
is for the Star that shone to
guide the shepherds there
is for the Travelers who brought
Him treasures rare
is for the Manger, where He laid
His little head
is for the Angels who hovered
'round His bed
is for the Savior ~ when we have
Glory to God, we will have peace on
earth, Eternal Life.