God Bless Us, Every One

Merry Christmas to all, and best wishes for a joyous holiday. In honor of this day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, I wanted to share with you the words to my favorite Christmas song, What Child Is This?:
What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
As we celebrate together with family and friends, I feel it's important to keep in mind the Reason for the Season. However you and yours celebrate the holiday, I hope you find joy and happiness. And please keep in your thoughts and prayers those who defend us in distant lands, who aren't able to be with their families today so that we may do so in safety.