Little Child of Bethlehem

Tonight as Christians ponder the person of Jesus Christ, specifically his miraculous conception and birth, it is important that we do not stop there.  That holy night was magnificent in itself to be sure, but the full work of God through Christ can only be seen if we gaze upon the manger against the backdrop of the cross. Perhaps my new song, “Little Child of Bethlehem”can help you think in those terms tonight and point you to the Scriptures which show us the truth about Jesus, his person and his work.  I have posted the lyrics below with Scripture references for those who are interested.  Merry Christmas!

Little Child of Bethlehem
Words and Music by Eric Parker

Little Child of Bethlehem, David’s promised seed
The cattle they are lowing now, it’s time for you to feed
Silent at the breast they say, but I doubt that it went down that way

(Isaiah 9:6-7) (Like 2:1-7)

Little child of Bethlehem, it’s time to move on out
Herod’s got his eye on you, there isn’t any doubt
Steal away to Egypt’s land, steal away
So pack up your belongings Joe, be up and disappear
To the banks of the mighty Nile, until the coast is clear
(Matthew 2:1-12)

Little boy of Nazareth, walk by Joseph’s side
It’s time to grow in favor now, with people and with God
So by day and by the candlelight, read your Father’s word
You’ll see yourself within the tales, the tales you’ve always heard
Yeah, write them on your doorway and the pillars of your heart
For little boy of Nazareth, soon you make your mark

(Luke 2:41-52)

The world in desperation lay, waiting for that mighty day
For the one who’d heal the sick, the lame, the dumb

(Isaiah 35) (Matthew 9:35-36)

Prophet of Jerusalem, you know your time has come
And you’re praying that this cup could pass, but the Father’s will be done
So feed your closest friends again, and wash their dusty feet
And turn like flint up to the hill where love and justice meet
With betrayal as your vestment and scorn your diadem
For these we choose to lay upon the little child of Bethlehem

(Luke 22:42) (John 13:1-17) (Luke 23:21)

About ericparkermusic

I'm a tired husband and father who is trusting Jesus to bear fruit in my life.
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