Twas the Night Before Christmas
By: Sister St. Thomas, B.N.D. de N
Via Domestic-Church via Catholic Pages
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town,
St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down;
Our Lady was waiting, so meek and so mild,
While Joseph was seeking a place for the Child.
The children were nestles, each snug in their beds,
The grown-ups wouldn’t bother, there’s no room they said;
When even the innkeeper sent them away,
Joseph was wondering, where they would stay.
He thought of the caves in the side of the hills,
Lets go there said Mary, it’s silent and still;
Made pathways of light for their tired feet to go.
And there in a cave, in a cradle of hay,
Our Savior was born on the first Christmas Day!
The Father was watching in heaven above,
He sent angels, His couriers of love.
More rapid than eagles God’s bright angels came;
Rejoicing and eager as each hear his name;
Come Power, Come Cherubs, Come Virtues, Come Raphael,
Come Thrones and Dominions, come Michael and Gabriel.
Now fly to the Earth, where My poor people live,
Announce the glad tiding My Son comes to give;
The Shepherds were watching their flocks on this night,
And saw in the heavens and unearthly light.
The Angels assured them, they’d nothing to fear,
It’s Christmas they said, the Savior is here!
They hastened to find Him, and stood at the door,
Til Mary invited them in to adore.
He was swaddled in bands from His head to His feet,
Never did the Shepherd’s see a baby so sweet.
He spoke not a word, but the Shepherd’s all knew,
He was telling them secrets and blessing them too.
Then softly they left Him, The Babe in the hay,
And rejoiced with great joy on that first Christmas Day;
Mary heard them exclaim and they walked up the hill,
Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to men of good will!
Happy Christmas Eve my friends and family! I am sending you love and blessing for a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for blessing my life with your friendships and your wonderful blogs!
I'm so glad I dropped by,what a delight the poem was. I have never heard it before.I always read part of the Bible story on Christmas Day to My family,sometimes as Our dinner prayer.I would like to read this poem instead this year as something a little different.I think it will hold even the little ones attention.
Jeanne Henriques says
Merry Christmas Elizabeth!! I am so impressed by your Christmas selection…wonderful! So happy we can roll into 2014 together…God Bless the blogging world! Happiest of wishes to you…Jeanne xx