Hear this page!
Once again around it comes
Time once more to do my sums
I’ve seen so many come and go
Yet back they come, as fresh as snow
Every time the church bells ring
Glory to the new-born king
And so it tolls again today
As once it did, so many years ago.
In Bethl’em there was a child
Still lying in a stable, cows beside,
And Ma and Pa were there as well
As though a little crowd had come.
The shepherds came, to be in awe
And give their lambs to Agnus Dei,
And now the Magi from afar to worship
And, ‘fear’d of Herod, left by another way
A very traditional view of Christmas
And not one, alas, we have today
‘Tis sad, and yet it may not last
There may be yet a way to find the past.