Wednesday, November 13, 2013

To the Humble Shepherds – v2

The angels proclaimed
singing the Gospel, the story
Advent, the coming of the Christ-child
that Christmas night so long ago
singing in the heavens
to the humble shepherds alone

All of the heavenly host
singing hallelujahs into the night
to the workers in the field
proclaiming His birth

Not to the royalty,
the wealthy or the priests
to the lowly shepherds,
with their animals out in the fields
They went, in joy
to the waiting stable

To his humble manger bed
the fulfillment of prophecy
the child in our midst
Christ born to thee

Edited November 13, 2013
To the Humble Shepherds – v2
December 27, 2009
To the Humble Shepherds
Lighting of the Advent wreath liturgy,
and lessons and carol service,
an adaptation of a service of carols by Reverend Richard J. Fairchild
and Taffy Cole, 2001 and 2004
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson and Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
December 27, 2009
1st Sunday after Christmas

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