The Gift

Luke 2:12 “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”


A baby in a manger

Three Wise Men, bearing gifts

Shepherds, tending flocks

Make hills look white with snowy drifts

Angels singing heralds

Of The newborn, Christ and King

‘Twas the first Christmas

Of which all men would sing


But the Gift wasn’t opened

By thankful finger tips

Instead, it was ripped and torn

By cruel, mocking whips

Instead of scarlet ribbon

Nicely tied and neatly bowed

‘Twas laced with blood

That from His wounds had freely flowed


The Gift of life was given

With His death at Calvary

And although so freely given

It cost The Savior everything

An Old Rugged Cross

Was the first of Christmas trees

Where the Royal Gift was given

Eternal life,

For you and me

Eternal life – Will you believe?

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