O Little Town of Bethlehem

Little Town of Bethlehem Nativity

As decreed by Caeser Augustus, Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to be counted but finding no lodging, the innkeeper offered them the stable, where young Mary gave birth to a son.  Mary swaddled him in strips of cloth and laid him in the hay surrounded by oxen and donkeys, whose close warmth protected the Christ child from the cold desert night.

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