The baby in the manger

The Baby in the Manger (A Christmas poem for a child’s play)

by Teri Couture (Copyright 2007)

 

(1st child):

 

On a cold wintry night

While tending my sheep

My eyes got so heavy

I wanted to sleep.

 

But there in the sky

Was a very bright star

I watched as it shone

Much brighter by far.

 

I decided to follow

And only stopped when it did

It came to a stable

So behind it I hid

 

I heard the cry of a baby

And saw a new little stranger

Lying so innocently

There in a manger.

 

His face was so bright

His eyes so appealing

Could this be the one

That God was revealing?

 

I heard angels singing

A most heavenly sound

This sure is the Christ child

That I must have found.

 

He looks like a king

Something’s different for sure

He makes me feel happy,

Clean, and so pure.

 

I found him; I’m glad

And He lives in my heart

I love how He loves me

And now I’m done my part.

 

(2nd child):

 

Have you found him yet?

Is He living in you?

Why not give Him a chance

He can make you brand new.

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