As Silent Nights Go

As Silent Nights Go
By Pastor Lee Hemen

As silent nights go, it was nothing new,
Noted only by a chosen few.
The evening breeze blew soft that night,
And stars twinkled in heavenly delight.

Shepherds watched their flocks in fields,
Covered themselves from the cold to shield.
While in a little town in a manger lay,
A small baby boy tucked in soft brown hay.

Near his crude crib his father knelt,
His young mother in wonder felt;
Her son so tiny chosen to be,
The one who’d come to set captives free.

Back in the fields angels sing,
Hallelujahs to the Godly king!
Born that day in the tiny town,
A baby wears heaven’s own crown.

The shepherds rush to the manger scene,
To tell the parents of what they’d seen.
The mother wonders at what it meant,
About her son, that God has sent.

How could it be that one so small,
Born in a simple manger stall,
Could be the savior of all mankind,
That even wise men would seek to find?

And yet the carols we still sing,
Of the baby born a heavenly king.
To redeem us one and all,
And rescue us from our sinful fall.

As silent nights go, it was nothing new,
Noted only by a chosen few.
The evening breeze blew soft that night,
And stars twinkled in heavenly delight.

Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 27 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2012 by Lee Hemen and is the sole property of Lee Hemen, and may not be used unless you quote the entire article and have my permission.

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