Jesus Born in Bethlehem

Jesus born in Bethlehem, on a dark night full of fear.
In a stable Joseph watched 
as Mary kept her baby close beside her, beside her.

He was born to set us free, to inspire us all to see:
That our lives are gifts of love; 
that we can be as loving as we want, to be.

Light a candle, sing with joy, share a story, start a fire.
Say a prayer for those in need, 
enjoy the morning dawn and in the evening, the stars.

Jesus lived so we might live, Jesus gave so we might give.
Follow him and share your life; 
and you will find out what it means to be, alive.

German carol.
Words edited by Robert Traer. © Robert Traer 2016