Monday, December 19, 2011

The Friendly Beasts

Yesterday we had the Christmas Pageant at our church, and one of the songs the children sang was The Friendly Beasts. It's a beautiful Christmas song, so simple and sweet, especially when sung by children....it makes me tear up every time I hear it. I made 4 headbands for the soloists to wear during the song, one for each of the animals ~ a donkey, cow, sheep, and dove.

 Jesus, our brother, kind and good,
Was humbly born in a stable rude;
And the friendly beasts around Him stood.
Jesus, our brother, kind and good.
"I," said the Donkey, shaggy and brown,
"I carried His mother up hill and down;
I carried His mother to Bethlehem town."
"I," said the Donkey, shaggy and brown.

"I," said the Cow, all white and red,
"I gave Him my manger for His bed;
I gave Him my hay to pillow His head."
"I," said the Cow, all white and red.
 "I," said the Sheep, with the curly horn,
"I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm;
He wore my coat on Christmas morn."
"I," said the Sheep, with the curly horn.
 "I," said the Dove, from the rafters high,
"I cooed Him to sleep that He should not cry;
We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and I."
"I," said the Dove, from the rafters high.

Thus every beast by some glad spell,
In the stable dark was glad to tell
Of the gift he gave Emmanuel,
The gift he gave Emmanuel.


* If you don't know the song, check out this version by Sufjan Stevens.*

And now, I think the girls and I will take a little trip to the park on this lovely day! (And hopefully finish up some snow globes later on ...I'll post when they are done!)


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1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm trying to be Dolly the Sheep for Halloween, would you be interested in selling that sheep headband of yours by any chance?

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