This Merry Christmas Day

by Nancy I. Sanders

Little Lamb, Little Lamb, what do you see?
I see a bright star shining on me.

Bethlehem, Bethlehem, why do you wait?
We wait for the King of kings to come through our gate.

Donkey, Donkey, why are you so bold?
I’m bringing Him to Bethlehem as Scriptures foretold.

Innkeeper, Innkeeper, where can He stay?
Out in the stable with the sweet-smelling hay.

Shepherds, Shepherds, what do you hear?
We hear the angels singing everywhere!

Angels, Angels, what do you sing?
We sing “Hallelujah!” to the newborn King.

Brown Cow, Brown Cow, what do you see?
I see a little Baby smiling at me.

Mary, Mary, who is in your arms?
I’m rocking Baby Jesus and will keep Him from harm.

Joseph, Joseph, whom do you love?
I love God’s only Son sent from above.

Sweet Baby Jesus, what will You do?
I’ll give salvation to each one of you.

Shepherd Boy, Shepherd Boy, whom will you tell?
I’ll tell all the people gathered at the well.

Camels, Camels, do you travel very far?
We come from the Far East, following the star.

Wise Men, Wise Men, what do you hold?
Myrrh for the little King, frankincense and gold.

Little Child, Little Child, what do you know?
I know God sent His Son because He loves me so.

Christian, Christian, what do you say?
“Happy Birthday, Jesus!” on this merry Christmas day!

This article originally appeared in the December 2009 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2009 by Nancy I. Sanders. Illustration © Kevin Zimmer.