Merry Christmas 2015

Dear Friends, it’s HERE – finally HERE.  It’s Christmas.  Blessings to you and yours from my little family.  Miss Baby’s quote of the year: “Mom, I am already looking forward to the next Christmas while I am still celebrating this one!”  Yes, I agree, child!  Let’s keep Christmas all year round in our hearts, honoring and loving the One who didst His royal throne and kingly crown — for us, for you and for me!

wreath

Once in royal David’s city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

For He is our childhood’s pattern;
Day by day, like us, He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
And He cares when we are sad,
And he shares when we are glad.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.

[First published in 1848 in Miss Cecil Humphreys’ hymnbook Hymns for little Children.  Processional hymn of The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College since 1919.]