Silent snow so gently falling
Peace within my spirit calling
Remembrance of a winter night
So long ago, star shining bright
Leading to a manger low
Winds of change began to blow
In heavenly peace, an infant sleeping
Adoring mother, softly weeping
Holding close the Holy Child
Blessed Savior, meek and mild
One day her heart will ponder why
For her sins too, her Son must die
Songs of angels fill the night
Lifting up their praise in flight
Holy, Holy is God of Heaven!
Unto man His Son is given!
Truth that echoes through the years
Transforming hearts, calming fears
Mary's Son, born to be
The Sacrifice to set us free
© Julie Jablonski
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings
of great joy which will be to all people.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe
wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven,
that the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the Babe lying in a manger.
Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known
the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
And all those who heard it marveled
at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
- Luke 2:8-19