A Song for Christmas Morn
    Footnotes

    “A Song for Christmas Morn,” New Era, Dec. 1997, 51

    A Song for Christmas Morn

    Gently fading stars,

    a humble bed of hay

    a brand-new birth,

    the beginning of eternal life.

    A mother, sweetly singing,

    cradles the hope and light,

    the happiness of all men.

    Her countenance glows

    with the radiance of one who

    has brought to the world life.

    Softly lowing cattle and

    fleecy, cloudy lamb,

    stillness awakening the world

    as the angels

    A Savior is born.

    Eighteenth-century Italian painting courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art