|God takes care of the animals
When Christmas time draws near,
His gentle touch lets them enjoy
This special time of year.
For weren't they there in Bethlehem
When Jesus Christ was born?
There in that lowly stable
On that blessed Christmas morn?
The sheep were high on the hilltops
When the Star of the East appeared,
And the camels brought the Magi
To the baby so endeared.
While out in the lonely forests
The other animals knew
That a miracle was happening
As they watched and waited, too.
Today we're celebrating
With the trimming of the tree;
But God does all the trimming
For the animals to see.
|While we cover ours with tinsel
And artificial snow,
Colored balls and candy canes,
And sparkling lights that glow,
He sends a gentle snowfall
Where the animals rove free,
And leaves a tiny drop of ice
On the branches of each tree.
They sparkle in the sunlight,
And in the moonlight, too,
And the glitter of a million stars
Brings their beauty through.
All the colors of nature
Against a field of white
Burst forth as a reminder
Of the promise of that night.
The night the Holy Child was born
In far off Bethlehem,
Where the animals were waiting;
Yes, God takes care of them.