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Shepherd's Watch

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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 12-07-1999 02:09 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Upon the hill the humble shepherd lay,
In drowsy watch oe'r slumb'ring flocks below;
The heavens, in reflection, mute did stay;
Unwinking stars looked down on fields of snow.

And presently there came a saintly glow,
From Heaven's height came Angels, bathed in song;
They sang their joy that all that heard should know
That Christ was come, to heal the world of wrong.

Their praise upon His name waxed clear and strong,
And filled the lowly shepherd's heart with fear;
But gentle voice spake unto him ere long:
"Fear not: a tale of joy I bring you here!"

"For born to you this night, so hushed and clear,
In Bethlehem, a Babe of Holy birth,
Whose prayers will rise unto His Father's ear,
Whose blood shall rain redemption on the Earth."

The shepherd quailed, uncertain of his worth
To hear such tidings as the Angels sing;
But straightway did he go, in faith and mirth,
To Bethlehem, to greet the newborn King.

Grant me such faith as did the shepherd bring,
Oh gentle Lamb, to honor Thee, I pray:
For Thou hast robbed the Reaper of his sting;
Thy holy birth hath sanctified this day.



 You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.




[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 12-07-1999).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 12-07-1999 08:01 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Skyefyre this is a magnificient poem! Really superb! You may want to check out the Publishers area here (Under religious publications) and see where you can submit this! It's truly a work of art!  
Beki
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2 posted 12-07-1999 04:59 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

nicely done!  
merlynh
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3 posted 12-07-1999 07:00 PM       View Profile for merlynh   Email merlynh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for merlynh

Nicely done.  Thanks for the read.
Nicole
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4 posted 12-08-1999 12:43 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Excellent!  I agree w/ everyone, especially PdV...this should be published.  
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5 posted 12-11-1999 09:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, this is amazing! It should be published! So beautiful!  

 Denise


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Glorious!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


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7 posted 01-18-2000 10:10 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Beautiful Piece Kess  


Jenny


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8 posted 12-19-2004 10:02 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

We all need to have faith like the shepherd did. I loved the way you rhymed this poem. Very well done and a good reminder of the true meaning of Christmas!

~sky

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season!!

TexUS
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9 posted 12-20-2004 12:37 AM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

Oh-So-BEAUTIFUL!

This is what it's all about.

Enjoyed
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10 posted 12-19-2005 12:52 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SkyFyre~
Such a lovely poem to grace the Holiday again this year~

Merry Christmas to you and that wonderful family~

*Huglet*
~*Marge*~

~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

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