A is for Angels,
appearing so bright, telling of Jesus that first Christmas night.
suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host."
B is for Bethlehem,
crowded and old, birthplace of Jesus by prophet foretold.
"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, out of thee shall he come forth
unto me that is to be ruler in Israel." Micah 5:2.
C is for Cattle,
their manger His bed, there in the trough where He laid His head.
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger." Luke 2:7.
D is for David and
his ancient throne promised forever to Jesus alone.
"He shall be
great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David." Luke 1:32.
E is for East, where
shone the bright star which Magi on camels followed afar.
there came wise men from the east asking 'Where is the king of the Jews?'" Matthew 2:1,2.
F is for Frankincense,
with myrrh and gold, brought by the Wise Men as Matthew has told.
"And when they had opened their treasurers, they presented
unto him gifts gold, frankincense, and myrrh." Matthew 2:11.
G is for God, who
from heaven above sent down to mankind the Son of His love.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting
life." John 3:16.
H is for Herod, whose
murderous scheme was told to Joseph in a nocturnal dream.
"The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying,
Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt... for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him."
I is for Immanuel,
"God with us," for Christ brought man back to the Father's house.
"Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14.
J is for Joseph so
noble and just, obeying God's word with absolute trust.
"Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord
had bidden him, and took unto him his wife." Matthew 1:24.
K is for King. A
true king He would be, coming in power and authority.
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem;
behold, the King cometh unto thee; he is just, and having salvation." Zechariah 9:9.
L is for Love that
He brought down to earth God enfleshed in lowly birth.
"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."
1 John 4:9.
M is for Mary, His
mother so brave, counting God faithful and mighty to save.
"And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto
me according to thy word." Luke 1:38.
N is for Night, when
the Savior was born for nations of earth and people forlorn.
there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night." Luke 2:8.
O is for Omega, meaning
"the last;" He's eternal present, future and past.
"I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Revelation
P is for Prophets,
when living on earth foretold His redemption and blessed birth.
see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out
of Jacob; a sceptre will rise out of Israel." Numbers 24:17.
Q is for Quickly,
as shepherds who heard hastened to act on that heavenly word.
they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying
in a manger." Luke 2:16.
R is for Rejoice.
The sorrow of sin is banished forever when Jesus comes in.
will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth." Luke 1:14.
S is for Savior.
To be this He came; the angel of God assigned Him His name.
will bring forth a son, and you will call his name JESUS, for he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21.
T is for Tidings
of joy, not of danger, telling of Him who was laid in a manger.
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not
for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." Luke 2:10.
U is for Us, to whom
Jesus was given to show us the way and take us to heaven.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11.
V is for Virgin,
foretold by the sage, God's revelation on prophecy's page.
a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted
is, God with us." Matthew 1:23.
W is for Wonderful,
His works and His words, the King of all Kings, the Lord of all Lords.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given... and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6.
X is for Christ.
It's X in the Greek, Anointed, Messiah, mighty, yet meek.
Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power." Acts 10:38.
Y is for Yes, called
God's Yes in His Word; God's answer to all is Jesus the Lord.
"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen,
unto the glory of God by us." 2 Corinthians 1:20.
Z is for Zeal as
it burned in Christ's heart. Lord, by thy Spirit to us zeal impart.
his disciples remembered that it was written, the zeal of your house
has eaten me up." John 2:1.