Friday, December 21, 2007

A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior
by Ben Jonson(1572-1637)

I sing the birth was born tonight,
The Author both of life and light;
The angels so did sound it,
And like the ravished shepherds said,
Who saw the light, and were afraid,
Yet searched, and true they found it.

The Son of God, the eternal King,
That did us all salvation bring,
And freed the soul from danger;
He whom the whole world could not take,
The Word, which heaven and earth did make,
Was now laid in a manger.

The Father's wisdom willed it so,
The Son's obedience knew no "No,"
Both wills were in one stature;
And as that wisdom had decreed,
The Word was now made Flesh indeed,
And took on Him our nature.

What comfort by Him do we win?
Who made Himself the Prince of sin,
To make us heirs of glory?
To see this Babe, all innocence,
A Martyr born in our defense,
Can man forget this story?
I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! May it be filled with the presence of Jesus and all the love, joy, and peace that He brings. Thank you all for being a precious part of my life in this past year. It has been a great blessing.
I'll be back sometime this next week.


Barbara H. said...

I love this poem. I had it on my blog last year.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of blessings, too, Susanne.

Beautiful lyrics. Beautiful graphic.

Merry Christmas! xoxo

Faith said...

Beautiful poem...thanks!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jen said...

Back at you girl. I loved this. Merry Christmas see you next year.

Org Junkie said...

Susanne, thanks for being a big part of each of my days.

Many blessings to you and your family. Merry Christmas!


Melanie said...

Oh, Susanne. I have been so behind in reading. I had no idea what you have been dealing with. What courage and faith you had to send your kids to school. I am so glad they were surrounded by Christian influence throughout the day.

gail@more than a song said...

Merry Christmas Susanne!

Niki said...

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy 2008!

Julie said...

What a gorgeous picture!

Merry Christmas, Susanne. Many, many blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Susanne
jen at

annie said...

Merry Christmas Susanne!
♥ annie ♥