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What A very Special Night

 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night
  
 Mary and Joseph travelled oh so many miles
 They awaited the birth of their first child
 Looking for a room at the inn
 There was no room for them within
 A stable would be there room for the night
  
 The shepherds were startled by an Angelic light
 Do not be afraid echoed through the night
 I bring good tidings of Joy
 Peace on earth for girls and boys
 And a host of Angels Loud Hosannas sing
  
 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night
  
 They came with their flocks to find that babe
 Wrapped in some clothes and laid in the hay
 They knelt down to worship Him
 Assured He’s the coming King
 Then for a while they would worship and stay
  
 Mary and Joseph knew their child was special
 They’d both been told of His coming arrival
 But they held their peace
 When the shepherds did speak
 And asked why they were summoned by angels
  
 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night
  
 The wise men arrived from the east they had come
 They knew that the star was a sign from above
 Their gifts they did bear
 Gold, incense and myrrh
 They knelt down to worship this child filled with love
  
 Thus, the scene was set
 No one would forget
 That the Son of God came as a babe
 And for many years
 Mary shed her tears
 For she knew what a price he would pay
  
 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night 

Bethlehem

 What yonder star is shining bright
 What wonder in this dazzling light
 That splits the sky and stills the night
 The star of Bethlehem
  
 It shines down on a manger’s hay
 Where just a small newborn does lay
 His  mother and his father pray
 This night in Bethlehem
  
 An angel comes to fields afar
 He tells the shepherds of the star
 The leave their flocks and travel far
 To little Bethlehem
  
 This world will never be the same
 Since the night this baby came
 The call Emmanuel His name
 This day in Bethlehem
  
 And he will reign o’er all the earth
 For all creation knows His worth
 We all rejoice to praise His birth
 Way off in Bethlehem
  
 So lift you’re voices high this day
 Give Jesus Christ all of your praise
 He came down this world to save
 To chosen Bethlehem
   

Glory to God

 In the quiet of night they waited
 For the breaking of the day
 The long night was cold and lonely
 As they tended the sheep in their care
  
 The stars were brilliant above them
 A cloudless sky gave them a view
 The campfire was warming their bodies
 As the mist settled down as a dew
  
 Then suddenly up in the heavens
 A bright light appeared to their sight
 And the form of an angel was seen next
 The shepherds leaned back in their fright
  
 Glory to God, glory to God
 Glory to God in the Highest
 Peace and good will, peace and good will
 Peace and good will to man
  
 “Do not be afraid” said the angel
 “I come to bring news of good cheer”
 For a child is born in a manger.
 Bringing great joy to all who will hear”
  
 You will find the babe laid in a manger
 With swaddling clothes keeping him warm
 Go to Bethlehem and greet the Savior
 Who will be the Lord of this world”
  
 And suddenly great light was shining
 A great heavenly host filled the air
 Singing “Glory to God in the highest
 Peace on earth and good will to man”
  
 Glory to God, glory to God
 Glory to God in the Highest
 Peace and good will, peace and good will
 Peace and good will to man 

The Good News

 Have you heard the news?  It came out today.  
 How a child was born and in a manger lay.
 Have you seen the star shining oh so bright?  
 Right above our heads, making day of night.
 How can all this be?  What can these things mean?  
 Is it coincidence or a miracle we see?
  
 Where is this little child?   
 I hear he’s meek and mild.  
 I hear he’s come to save the world.
 How can a baby boy bring all the earth such joy? 
 Is he the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
  
 Shepherds keep their watch In a quiet field 
 When a host of angels in the sky appear
 They sing highest praise, saying do not fear.  
 A child is born this day – he’s in a manger near
 How can all this be?  What can these things mean?  
 Is it a vision, or have we just dreamed a dream?
  
 Where is this newborn babe?  
 The angels told the way.  
 They said he’s come to bring us peace
 How can a baby boy bring all the earth such joy.  
 Is he the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
  
 Mary lifts her head.  Joseph lifts his arms.  
 The sing praise to God for the wondrous thing he’s done
 Shepherds join in song.  Wise men sing along.  
 Hosanna to God’s precious Holy Son
  
 He is the King of Kings.  He is the Lord of Lords.    Sing Emanuel to the Lord
 He is the King of Kings.  He is the Lord of Lords.    Sing Emanuel to the Lord
 Sing Emanuel to the Lord.  Sing Emanuel to the Lord.  Sing Emanuel to the Lord 

Glory to God in the Highest

 I see the star, brightly shining, in the calm and dark of night
 I see the shepherds, as they’re warming, by a fire with dimming light
 I see the sheep, gently gazing, in the shepherds watchful sight
 I see a scene, oh how serene, on this holiest of nights
  
 Suddenly the sky is parted by an angel glorious
 Singing praise and peace on earth, sounding quite victorious
 Fear thou not, the Savior comes, in a manger in a hush
 Then an multitude arrives as shepherds watch the chorus
  
 Glory to God. Glory to God
 Glory to God in the highest
 Peace on earth good will to men
 Glory to God in the highest
  
 Shepherds leave their flocks by night to find the lowly manger
 They arrive and see the babe. They do not feel like strangers
 They bow before the child and sing the song the angels gave them
 The highest praise to Christ the King as he lay in the manger
  
 Glory to God.  Glory to God
 Glory to God in the highest
 Peace on earth.  Good will to men
 Glory to God in the highest
  
 The highest praise to Christ the King
 The shepherds pledge Him everything
 They leave and tell the world they’ve seen
 The Savior of the world
  
 Glory to God.  Glory to God
 Glory to God in the highest
 Peace on earth.  Good will to men
 Glory to God in the highest 

The Gifts of Christmas

 I see them buying Christmas gifts everywhere I go
 They’ll wrap them all real nicely and tie them with a bow
 Underneath the Christmas tree they’ll make the children smile
 What a chance to share the love of Jesus with a little child
  
 He was born in a manger so many years ago
 Shepherds called by angels came to Him, bowing low
 Three kings came there to greet Him by following a star
 They brought gifts of great significance from afar
  
 One brought gold that shone like the noonday sun
 This gift was meant to show He was a king, a chosen one
 The riches He possessed were greater than that gold
 His victory on the cross is there for all to behold
  
 The second brought some myrrh, a gift of somber tone
 The anointing of the dead was how this gift was known
 It signified that He would die to take our sins away
 The fragrance of His sacrifice is still alive today
  
 The third gift was a vial of frankincense, oh so sweet
 It was used in the anointing oil of all the priests
 It signified that Jesus was a priest above them all
 And that our life would do well to answer to His call
  
 So this year when those gifts are underneath the tree
 See it as a moment of golden opportunity
 To tell the world of Jesus and how He is enough
 He came, He lived, He died to show us His great love 

He Came Down

 Down from above
 Bringing His love
 The Savior came on Christmas day
 Babe in the hay
 Quiet He lay
 While angels proclaimed His praise
  
 Shepherds rejoiced
 They heard Angels voice
 To Bethlehem they made their way
 Bowing in honor
 Glory forever
 To Jesus who came as a babe
  
 He came down to save us
 He came down to free us
 From sweet little babe
 To sacrifice made
 He came down and gave us His grace
  
 I cannot imagine
 His love I can’t fathom
 That He would give up His throne
 His birth was obscure
 His life was a blur
 Only three years was this earth His home
  
 From lowly beginning
 To triumphant King
 He had to give all he had
 His death on the cross
 Was such a great loss
 But victory came in the end
  
 He came down to save us
 He came down to free us
 From sweet little babe
 To sacrifice made
 He came down and gave us His grace
  
 Emmanuel
 God with us
 The form of a babe
 The Lord of Lords lay
 Ready to redeem us all
  
 He came down to save us
 He came down to free us
 From sweet little babe
 To sacrifice made
 He came down and gave us His grace 
Christmas Poetry

A Little Hole In Heaven

 A little hole in heaven
 Opened up that Christmas day 
 When Jesus Son of God 
 Came to earth as a little babe
  
 When He left His throne above
 He traveled through that hole
 A host of angels followed
 And one His story told
  
 He told it to some shepherds
 Out in the field that night
 They trembled at the Angel
 For he shone with heavenly light
  
 He told them that a Savior
 Was born in Bethlehem
 The full angelic choir sang
 The shepherds went to greet Him
  
 That hole let out the brilliant light
 That surged from Jesus throne
 It looked as if a giant star
 Above the manger shone
  
 Three kings from far off countries
 Saw the brilliant star so bright
 They set off on a journey
 With gifts for the promised child
  
 Yes a little hole in heaven
 Opened up that Christmas night
 Through it came our Savior
 Coming down to give us Light
 
 He shone the Light from heaven
 So that we could see our sin
 Then He died as our redeemer
 If our hearts would now repent
 
 Open up your heart to Jesus
 On this blessed Christmas day
 He came down from heaven’s glory
 So He could light your way
   

The Angels Cry

 I had a dream the other night 
 Of waking in a field
 Twas a chilly night and stars shone bright
 The silence was surreal 
  
 Then I heard a distant noise
 Like bleating from a sheep
 I followed it and heard a voice 
 Saw shepherds shunning sleep
  
 They gathered round a dim lit fire
 To keep their bodies warm
 I asked them if they might be tired
 They said sheep mist be warned
  
 I sat with them this quiet night 
 I felt my dream was done 
 When suddenly an angel choir
 Came shining like the sun
  
 We all stood there in great fright
 Not knowing what to do
 An angel said we should not fear
 Then the angels call rang out
  
 Glory glory to our God
 Glory in the highest
 A child is born in Bethlehem
 A King for all the ages
  
 Glory glory to our God
 Peace on earth forever
 Goodwill comes to everyone 
 Go and see your Savior 
  
 The Angel choir then left our sight
 We quickly went to see
 The baby they pronounced that night
 Christ Jesus Lord is He
  
 Glory glory to our God
 Glory in the highest 
 Christ us born in Bethlehem 
 A King for all the ages