...said in a low, deep, dramatic voice

January 11, 2007

The Nativity

One day Herod the king
Decided to tax everything,
Now when the people were taxed to their birthplace they would go
And to of those people were Mary and Joseph, as you probably know.
Now when they got to Bethlehem there was no room for them in the inn,
So they had to stay in a stable, which had a few donkeys within.

Now shepherds were watching their flocks by night
And behold came a sudden fright.
For there was an angel who said “Do not be afraid,
For this day in Bethlehem is a king who was born to save.”
So they decided to go to the place where these things would be,
And when they found the place baby Jesus they did see.

Now there were Wise men from a far away land
And they saw a star in the east whilst on the desert sand.
And from the stars they learned that a new king was to be born,
So they went to tell king Herod but he hid his scorn.
For he did not like the idea that there would be a new king
For he thought it might cost him everything.
So he said, “Go and find this king, wherever he may be.
For this new king I’d like to see.”
So the Wise men went and searched for quite a while,
Until they finally found the little Jesus child.
And they gave Him presents of mere, frankincense, and gold,
But in a dream they were warned not to go to and tell Herod the things they might of told.
And sense this was from the Lord’s hand
They departed back to their own land.

Jud Herson,