Christmas Poem

The Beginning Of Great Joy

Christmas is a joyous occasion to be celebrated to its fullest. The humble birth of a tiny baby destined to change the world.

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This poem represents a fresh look at an ancient story that is so full of hope.

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A Child Is Born

Raelene J. Elliss © more by Raelene J. Elliss

Published by Family Friend Poems December 7, 2022 with permission of the Author.

Prayers and songs sung
To praise His holy name
A nativity scene began
The scene we've come to claim

He lay cradled in his mother's arms
She gazed into his face
Tiny baby born
To save the human race

Shepherds came to see
Born in a filthy cattle shed
A manger he lay swaddled
Straw for his tender head

From the womb to the tomb
He came to walk the land
Cobbled streets and hilltops
Led by His Father's hand

So very precious is the gift
More than frankincense, myrrh, and gold
Lasting through eternity's days
God's glory to behold



Many years ago, Raelene J. Elliss’ brother passed away in a drowning accident at a popular surf beach in South Australia. Her heart was broken, and the strain of the grief was unbearable. She had no idea how to express her feelings about that tragic loss.
One very warm evening, as she lay awake, unable to sleep due to the worry in her life,...

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This poem represents a fresh look at an ancient story that is so full of hope.

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