While doing research for this project, I discovered many Christmas songs I had never heard before. “Who is He in Yonder Stall?” “There’s a Song in the Air,” and “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks,” just to name a few.
This carol is another example. But the words (by Fanny J. Crosby) sum up the whole month and season perfectly.
“Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word;
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth,
‘Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good tidings to earth.’
“Fasting alone in the desert,
Tell of the days that are past,
How for our sins He was tempted,
Yet was triumphant at last.
Tell of the years of His labor,
Tell of the sorrow He bore,
He was despised and afflicted,
Homeless, rejected and poor.
“Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
Writhing in anguish and pain;
Tell of the grave where they laid Him,
Tell how He liveth again.
Love in that story so tender,
Clearer than ever I see:
Stay, let me weep while you whisper,
Love paid the ransom for me.”
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