Christmas Novena – Day 6 – 20th December

When the shepherds got there, this they found
A babe in a manger and straw on the ground.
Maybe they wondered, it’s obvious since
He didn’t look much like a royal prince!

Christmas Novena – Day 5 – 19th December

An angel came to shepherds that night.
It’s not surprising – they were filled with fright
“No need,” said he, “for such behaviour,
‘Cause tonight for you is born a Saviour!”

Christmas Novena – Day 4 – 18th December


God’s son in a manger,
Can anything be stranger?
A truly odd place for a baby to sleep.

A feeding trough for a cow or a sheep!

Christmas Novena – Day 3 – 17th December

A dirty stable with mouldy hay
‘Twas a dismal place to end the day.
Of simple comforts there was a dearth
And no wise midwife to help give birth.

Christmas Novena – Day 2 – 16th December

Now the trip to Bethlehem was long and tiring.
The poor old donkey was sure perspiring.
‘Twas a nasty burden upon their backs
That compulsion to pay a Roman tax!