Joy to the world!

Our Christmas gift is here.

A baby wrapped in swaddling clothes

Was given without a tear.

The baby, just an infant,

Has lighted up a star

Which brought the wandering shepherds

To worship from afar.

Praise the Lord!

The star has also brought three kings

To praise this baby, Jesus,

Who will grow to do His thing.

Now we know life ain't easy

For a baby born without.

But material wealth didn't stop this child

From preaching "Cut it out!"

Stop the warring and pretending.

Stop judging one and all.

The Lord loves and gave his son

So we can all stand tall.

God loves and loves and loves us

No matter what we do.

Just trust it all to Jesus.

It's His Christmas gift to you.


©Lynnette Schuepbach, Christmas, 1986

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