For Unto Us a Child is Born

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.” NIV

“What child is this who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary.” What Child Is This, p. 219 vs. 1*

Matthew 1:22-23 “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord has said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.’” NIV

“Sages, leave your contemplations, brighter visions beam afar; seek the Desire of nations; ye have seen His natal star.” Angels from the Realms of Glory, p. 220 vs. 3*

Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

“Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where He lay, the little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.” Away in a Manger, p. 217 vs. 1*

Luke 2: 8 “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night.” NIV

“While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, the angel of the Lord came down, and glory shone around, and glory shone around.” While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, p. 236 vs. 1*

Luke 2:9 “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.“ NIV

“It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold: ‘Peace on earth, good will to men, from heaven’s all gracious King.’ The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing.” It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, p. 218 vs. 1*

Luke 2:16 “And they came with haste and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.” KJV

“Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your Baby Boy has come to make you new? This Child that you delivered will one day deliver you.” Lyrics mark Lowry, Composer Buddy Greene

Luke 2:6 “And while she was there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.” NIV

“Jesus our brother, strong and good, was humbly born in a stable rude, and the friendly beasts around Him stood, Jesus our brother, strong and good.” The Friendly Beasts, p. 227 vs. 1*

Luke 2:10, 11 “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.’” NIV

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing…” Joy to the World, pp. 246-7 vs. 1a*

GOOD CHRISTIAN FRIENDS, REJOICE – CHRIST THE LORD IS BORN!

*Songs from The United Methodist Hymnal, Copyright @ 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House

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