The Prince of Peace

By Mary H. S. Taylor

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    If I’d have been a shepherd boy

    And heard the angels sing,

    Then I’d have known the message

    Of glad tidings that they’d bring.

    Or if I’d been a Nephite

    In another land afar

    I’d still have known of Jesus’ birth,

    ’Cause I’d have seen the star.

    I think of how the wise men

    Must have pondered on their way

    About the Babe they hoped to see

    In Bethlehem one day.

    Or if I’d been the innkeeper,

    How glad I’d have felt inside

    To know I’d shared my stable

    That holy Christmastide.

    I’m grateful for the scriptures,

    Where I can read about

    How the angels sang for shepherds—

    Hosannas they did shout.

    And very often when I’ve read

    The scriptures, I have smiled

    To realize the Prince of Peace

    Was once a little child.

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney