Saturday, November 30, 2013

When Joseph Went to Bethlehem

When Joseph went to Bethlehem, I think he took great care

To place his tools and close his shop and leave no shavings there.

He urged the donkey forward, then, with Mary on its back,
And carried bread and goat cheese in a little linen sack.

I think there at the busy inn that he was meek and mild

And awed to be the guardian of Mary's sacred child.

Perhaps all through the chilly hours he smoothed the swaddling bands,

And Jesus felt the quiet strength of Joseph's gentle hands.

And close beside the manger bed, he dimmed the lantern's light,

And held the little Jesus close upon that sacred night.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your hard work. This turned out great. I'll be using it with my Primary today. They responded really well to your visuals for "The Lord Gave Me a Temple" and were singing it without words by the end of the first day. I had several adults express appreciation for the effective visuals, which I don't usually have happen.