How bright the sky, how still the night
when all the world received His light.
One star stood out from all the rest,
while choirs of angels sang and blessed
a lowly stable, bleak and bare…
and Mary’s Babe who nestled there.
The King of heaven and earth was born
to save us all that Christmas morn.
How bright our lives; how still our hearts
when we receive what He imparts
and hold ourselves above the rest
to walk with angels and be blessed.
May every home, replete or bare,
be strengthened by His presence there.
And may our souls embrace His birth
and count Him King of heaven and earth!
©1998 Susan Noyes Anderson
See more Christmas poetry from Sue:
The Joy of Christmas – Sue says this at the end of her post where she shares this new poem:
I know all too well that some years are easier on the heart than others, but I hope every one of you feels at least a glimmer of Christmas JOY this year. Truly, one of His greatest gifts to us is the peace that passeth all understanding. And what is Christmas about, if not His gifts?“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
A Gentle Night in Bethlehem (beautiful poem reflecting on the whole Nativity story)