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Born in Bethlehem the baby laid
It was not so silent on that night
Empires of old sharpened up their blade
Joseph and Mary prepared for flight

After the shepherds and kings of old
A messenger from the Lord appeared
To tell them of threats that were foretold
The new family fled as Herod neared

In Egypt the baby Jesus stayed
A refugee in a distant land
In our world many live in the shade
Of Empires who with tyranny stand

If Christ were born in our time today
Would we let the babe come in to stay

1 Comment

  1. Among the sheep
    (I like a sheep have strayed)
    I watch the manger
    where my Lord is laid;
    Oh that my baa-ing nature
    would win thence
    Some woolly innocence!
    Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.
    The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.

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