Christmas Eve Meditation
This eve as silvery church bells chime,
May Christmas take us back in time
To that first holy, silent night
When, in the heavens, a glorious light
Shown down upon the manger stall
Wherein was born the Lord of all.
Oh, may we hear the angels' song,
And pause tonight 'mid busy throng
To gaze above in velvet sky
And find the Bethlehem star on high;
It's shining still, this Christmas Eve
For every soul who will believe.
Oh, may we, by its holy light,
Be led to seek the Christ this night.
We'll leave all worldly cares behind,
And in the manger of our mind,
We'll kneel, and offer praise and sing
Hosannas to the newborn King.
...and, lo, the star, which
they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came
and stood over where the
young Child was.
"God Bless Billy Gilman This Christmas Season."