Gabriel came to Mary
And gave her surprising news,
“You will bear a son.
He’ll be called the King of Jews.”
“The baby will be holy;
He’ll be called the Son of God.
With Him all things possible.”
She responded with a nod.
Joseph went with Mary
To the town of his descendants
To be there for the census
To count each one’s attendance.
The census numbers quickly changed
When Mary’s baby came,
She wrapped the babe in strips of cloth,
Jesus was his name.
That same night shepherds heard
An angel from above:
“The Savior’s here! Go and see
The one who brings God’s love.”
The shepherds hurried to the side
Of God’s own baby boy,
They told everyone they saw
That this child would bring great joy.