MARY'S BOY CHILD


long time ago in Bethlehem
so the Holy Bible say:
Mary's boy child Jesus Christ 
was born on Christmas day

while shepherds watched their flocks by night
them see a bright new shining star
them hear a choir sing
the music seemed to come from afar

now Joseph and his wife Mary
come to Bethlehem that night
them find no place to lay she child
not a single room was in sight

by and by they find a little nook
in a stable all forlorn
and in a manger cold and dark
Mary's little boy was born

hark now hear the angels sing • a new king born today
and man will live forever more because of Christmas day
trumpets sound and the angels sing • listen to what they say
that man will live forever more because of Christmas day

                                             jester hairston