“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,John 1.1-4, 14
and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth.
“The night before the happy tideWexford Carol
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town.
But mark how all things came to pass:
From every door repelled, alas!
As long foretold, their refuge all
Was but an humble oxen stall.
“Every star and every planet,Sydney Carter
Every creature high and low.
Come and praise the King of Heaven,
By whatever name you know “
“The King of all kings to this world being brought,English Traditional Carol
Small store of fine linen to wrap him was sought;
And when she had swaddled her young son so sweet,
Within an ox-manger she laid him to sleep.”
“Once, in Royal David’s City stood a lowly cattle shed.”C F Alexander