Luke 2:6–7 (Listen)
6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.1
Hymn: TLH 103, st. 1,2,6: To Shepherds as they Watched
1. To shepherds as they watched by night
Appeared a host of angels bright;
Behold the tender Babe, they said,
In yonder lowly manger laid.
2. At Bethlehem, in David’s town,
As Micah did of old make known;
‘Tis Jesus Christ, your Lord and King,
Who doth to all salvation bring.
6. Ye shall and must at last prevail;
God’s own ye are, ye cannot fail.
To God forever sing your praise
With joy and patience all your days.