Angels in the Air
The A, B, Cs of Christmas
For Lydia Marie, our firstborn — her coming gave Christmas a whole new meaning
© 1986 by Paul Thigpen
Angels in the air arrayed;
in Bethlehem a Babe is laid.
Cattle crowd in close beside
a Donkey dusty from the ride.
An Eastern star bathes earth with light;
below a Fire warms up the night.
God gives His Gift, the Lord of grace,
with Hay a halo 'round His face.
Incense sweet a wise man brings;
Joseph, joyful, gently sings.
Kings before this King bow down
while little Lambs leap all around.
Mary magnifies her Lord
as Nightingales sing out a chord.
Olive trees chant in the wind:
"Peace on earth, good will to men!"
Quarreling shepherds silent fall as
Royal heralds sound a call:
"Songs of joy, all nations raise!
Trumpets, bells, and strings of praise!
The Universe in harmony:
Valleys, mountains, sky and sea!
Wake and sing, the good news share
- glad eXulation everywhere!
Young Lord Jesus, we adore,
Zion's King forevermore!"
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