To each his own. To me my own.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas…

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head

The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my side ’til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever and love me I pray

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
And take us to heaven to live with Thee there

No, I didn’t write it. But how tender a person that did! It all but takes you right up ON that manger, doesn’t it? An almost secret view, if you will. My most favorite Christmas hymn has always been O Holy Night… but the lyrics to Away in a Manger are probably the most meaningful to me of all the Christmas hymns.

This year I hope Christmas brings peace, tranquility and much love into the souls of us all. May everyone enjoy and appreciate good family and friends. May we all secretly do one special thing for another this year and sit back and contemplate the smile it might bring. May any sadness that exists within your heart be overridden with joy. May everyone share an abundantly overflowing cup of love this Christmas.

And above all… always remember that little baby who started out laying in a manger.
The One who started…

Christmas.

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8 responses

  1. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful and inspiring post. Away in a Manger is one of my favorite hymns at Christmas. Blessings to you and Merry Christmas…

    December 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much, dear Carol Ann – I don’t know how I missed replying to this comment, I’m sorry. I hope you had a magical Christmas… blessings to you!!

      December 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm

  2. duke1959

    Amen and not just during the Christmas Season.

    December 24, 2010 at 10:06 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks Duke, and I agree wholeheartedly.

      December 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm

  3. Pamela Jones

    Amen!What a lovely post.

    December 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks Pam!! I so enjoyed us all getting together for Christmas eve.

      December 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

  4. What a beautiful post, Bonnie! This is definitely one I’ll revisit.

    December 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much for stopping in, Dare Right!! I too plan on revisiting yours. 🙂

      December 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm

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