Joy To The World!
Amid the roses Mary sits and rocks her Jesus-Child While amid the treetops sighs the breeze so warm and mild And soft and sweetly sings a bird upon the bough Ah, Baby, dear one Slumber now. Happy is Thy laughter; holy is Thy silent rest Lay Thy head in slumber fondly on Thy mother’s breast Ah, Baby, dear one Slumber now. The Virgin’s Slumber Song. Divine Office: Liturgy of the Hours
Christmas Day! That night, some shepherds were in the fields near Bethlehem, keeping watch over their flocks of sheep. An angel appeared to them and gave them the good news that a Savior, the Messiah, had been born. The angel told the shepherds they could find Jesus lying in a manger. Suddenly a whole group of angels appeared saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"