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'This Christmas' Joni Ames




"THIS CHRISTMAS" 


A poem by Joni Ames


On that first Christmas Day, He came,


A babe inside the hay,


A star above, the only sign


To show the world the way


On that first Christmas, just a few


Knew Jesus Christ was born


And only some beheld His face


That first bright Christmas morn'


On that first Christmas night He lay


At the mercy of the world


Rejected from the very start


As His life was unfurled


His parents had to flee with Him


And find a place to hide


Where He would not be found and killed


Though many people tried


But now He's not a little babe


Wrapped, hidden, in the hay


He's risen up as King of kings


To show the world the way


He isn't in a stable, dark,


Where no one else can see


He's risen to the Throne of God


Where He was meant to be


He doesn't seek the world's grace


They kneel at His Name 


And everywhere, because He lives,


The world is not the same



This Christmas He is not a child


Who seeks our mercies, fair,


But He is Lord of all the Earth


His grace, with us, to share



He doesn't run from anyone


Nor play their silly games


For even satan has to bow


At the mention of His Name



This Christmas, take Him from the hay


And place Him on YOUR throne


For He's King of kings, and Lord of lords


So crown Him as YOUR OWN



Soon He'll break the Eastern Sky


Returning for His Bride


And all who still turn Him away


Will have no place to hide



Care enough to give the best


To family and friends


Give to them the Good News now


Of life that never ends



Show them there's a better way


Not mapped by any man


Let them know they have a choice


To live Salvation's Plan


Jesus Christ WAS once that child--But let the good news ring!


THIS Christmas, let the whole world know--


HE REIGNS AS LORD AND KING!


Joni Faith Ames © Copyright 1992 



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