A Modest Offering
Merry Christmas, one and all! This Christmas, I offer my own version of the little drummer boy’s song.
On that first, crisp Christmas night
God bathed the earth in sacred light,
And love itself midst tears and pain
Was born and in a manger lain —
Emanuel, God’s precious lamb,
Anointed One, the great I AM.
Each one of us before and since
Owes our life to the infant Prince.
Like prophets from past times till now
We shout for joy, then humbly bow,
And worship with the low and wise,
The newborn God of earths and skies.