What did they see at Bethlehem
That night so long ago?
Wise Men and shepherds bending low,
An angel with starry diadem,
Joseph, a plain man of the earth,
Proclaiming proudly the virgin birth,
Mute oxen who willingly gave their stall,
Sheep from the hills, so snowy-white,
Who had followed their masters through the night;
A wee little lamb looking up at the Child
And His mother, so wondrously sweet and mild.
Man and creature and angel, all
Come from afar to pay homage to
A Babe asleep on a bed of straw,
And a beautiful maid in a robe of blue!
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