Joseph’s Song (Christmas Time)

One quick post to finish out the year – thought I would share a song I wrote years ago about the Christmas story from Joseph’s perspective.  (This was probably influenced by a great novel I had read back then called Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes.)  Many times God brings about his plans and purposes in ways we didn’t expect (and often even not in the way we would necessarily prefer), right?  And yet his plans and purposes are wonderful.  Here is a recording from back then, and the lyrics of the song.  (I’m hoping to make a newer recording of the song along with a whole Christmas album next year).

Joseph’s Song (Christmas Time)

Moon high. Baby low.
Sweep down. Save our souls.
No room. No light.
No inn open to stay.
Every place so crowded this night.

Low looks. High hopes.
Nine months, so slow.
People, prideful,
Oh they stop and they stare,
How they glare,
Thinking we’re in shame

Christmas time, Christmas time
Christmas, Christmas time

Back door’s open.
My heart is broken.
Why this stable?
He should be born in a place
full of grace, honor and light

If “God is with us”
Where’s his palace?
Must be showing his love,
The creator of light
From on high, born in the straw.

Christmas time, Christmas time
Christmas, Christmas time

So deck the halls with boughs of holly!
Born in a manger and that wasn’t all,
He would give up his life as a self-sacrifice.
God as a baby, the man born Jesus Christ.

Timeless. Eternal.
All power. His world.
Helpless. Crying.
Cradled there by his mom;
He’s so small,
This son of the womb.

How God came low
Stooped down. Saved our souls
We must humble ourselves
and bow down on our knees!
Who are we?
Just dust of the earth

Christmas time, Christmas time
Christmas, Christmas…

So deck the halls with boughs of holly!
Born in a manger and that wasn’t all,
He would cleanse all our sorrows
And cure our diseases,
The king of us all, the man born Jesus

So deck the halls with boughs of holly!
Born in a manger and that wasn’t all.
He would give all his life as a self-sacrifice
God as a baby, the man born Jesus Christ.



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