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kcsgrandma
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0 posted 11-05-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for kcsgrandma   Email kcsgrandma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit kcsgrandma's Home Page   View IP for kcsgrandma

This forum is a great idea!  I want to share this song that I wrote several years ago.

                 The Unknown Family


There were kings.  There were wise men.  There were armies.
There were empires great and strong.
They had power and dominion
O'er the earth's disenchanted throng.  
There were Joseph and Mary and a Baby
Who was born in a humble stall,
Just a poor and unknown family
For the Savior of us all.
There were angel choirs who sang about a King,
And a bright new star set the sky alight,
While a mother softly sang her Child to sleep
And rocked Him through the night.
There was might.  There was fame and there was glory.
There was tender, gentle love.
Yes, the Hope of the world was in a family,
Sent to us from Heav'n above.




To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn
© Copyright 2000 Marilyn Gordon - All Rights Reserved
Lakewalker
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1 posted 11-05-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Lakewalker   Email Lakewalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lakewalker

Wow, thank you for sharing this, I really like it.  I'm gonna ad it to my personal library here   What a great reminder of what Christmas is truely about!

"Disagreements stimulate thought, thought stimulates action, and action stimulates life." --Me!!
Denise
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2 posted 11-05-2000 04:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Marilyn! I love it!

Denise
sandgrain
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3 posted 11-05-2000 07:11 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Wonderful piece contrasting God's work against man's. Our Savior, born in a lowly stable, being king of kings.  Thank you.  
Rae
kcsgrandma
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4 posted 11-05-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for kcsgrandma   Email kcsgrandma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kcsgrandma's Home Page   View IP for kcsgrandma

Thank you for reading and responding.  
Lakewalker - I pleased you liked it and flattered that you want it in your personal library.  
Denise - Thank you for your always kind comments.
Rae - That is exactly what I was trying to convey.  Thank you for seeing it.

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn
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5 posted 11-06-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

"Just a poor unknown family for the saviour of us all"

KCS, this is splendid writing thank you for sharing this melody you penned.

Coco
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6 posted 11-06-2000 12:33 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

This is great and i'd like to hear the tune someday hehe.
A wonderful way to go back to christmas being about God!



"I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust."

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!
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7 posted 11-06-2000 04:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

That was really beautiful! Our salvation was in Jesus and his mother and [foster] father.  

Elizabeth


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


kcsgrandma
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8 posted 11-06-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for kcsgrandma   Email kcsgrandma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kcsgrandma's Home Page   View IP for kcsgrandma

Coco - Thank you for "splendid"!  I wrote this one for myself to sing, so I wanted to make it good.  

Dopey - Yes, well it was written for church, and that is certainly what Christmas is supposed to be about, isn't it?  I have it recorded, if you'd really like to hear it.  I might be able to send you a copy of the tape.

Elizabeth - Yes, it is a good thing to remember that He came into a family as a little baby, and needed good parents, just as all babies do.  

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn
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9 posted 11-07-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Wonderful. I look forward to it!



"I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust."

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!
 
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