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"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn......And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."

- Luke 2: 7, 10-12

12/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Merry Christmas!

"Now it came to pass that when Nephi, the son of Nephi, saw this wickedness of his people, his heart was exceedingly sorrowful.... And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; and behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying: Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world.... And behold, the time is at hand, and this night shall the sign be given."

- 3 Nephi 1: 10, 12-14

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I do hope your Christmas Day is one you will always cherish.

BONUS #1 - Away In A Manger - Susan Boyle, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 2010

BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrX2oHgLqe8 - Away In A Manger - King's College Choir, Cambridge, 2010

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vftEpuxUo1E - Away in a Manger - Celtic Woman

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v8vBmbGlis - Away in a Manger - Kids Stuff and Things

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKj_nllFR_k - Away in a Manger - pipe organ

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4FDxTtNSWU - Away in a Manger - D.W. Solomons - interesting video

BONUS #7 - Away in a Manger - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2013

 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Away_in_a_Manger

Of the 41 settings listed by Richard S. Hill in his article entitled "Not so far away in a Manger, forty-one settings of an American carol," published in the Music Library Association Notes (second series) III, no. 1 for December 1945,[3] the one most commonly printed in the U.S. is Murray's, which is typically given the name "Mueller." The first half of the melody is identical to the beginning of the second theme of Waltz #4, transposed down a fourth, in G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 by Johann Strauss Jr., composed 19 years earlier.[8]

"Away in a Manger" is a Christmas carol first published in 1885 in Philadelphia and used widely throughout the English-speaking world. In Britain it is one of the most popular carols, a 1996 Gallup Poll ranking it joint second.[1]

The song was first published with two verses in an Evangelical Lutheran Sunday School collection, Little Children's Book for Schools and Families (1885), where it simply bore the title "Away in a Manger" and was set to a tune called "St. Kilda," credited to J.E. Clark.[2]

For many years the text was credited to the German Protestant reformer Martin Luther. Research has shown, however, that this is nothing more than a fable.[3] In the book Dainty songs for little lads and lasses for use in the kindergarten, school and home, by James R. Murray,[4] (Cincinnati, The John Church Co., 1887) it bears the title "Luther's Cradle Hymn" and the note, "Composed by Martin Luther for his children, and still sung by German mothers to their little ones."[5] A possible reason for the spurious attribution to Luther is that the 400th anniversary of his birth was in 1883. The words were either based on a poem written for this anniversary or were credited to Luther as a clever marketing gimmick.[6] This song has never been found in Luther's works.

The third stanza, "Be near me, Lord Jesus" was first printed in Gabriel's Vineyard Songs (1892), where it appeared with a tune by Charles H. Gabriel (simply marked "C"), thus these words are probably by Gabriel. Gabriel credited the entire text to Luther and gave it the title "Cradle Song." This verse is sometimes attributed to Dr. John McFarland, but since the popular story dates his contribution to 1904 (postdating the 1892 printing by 12 years), his contribution is highly questionable.[7]

The tune "Cradle Song" was written by William J. Kirkpatrick for the musical Around the World with Christmas (1895) and is an adaptation of the melody originally composed in 1837 by Jonathan E. Spilman to "Sweet Afton". One example is Sergio Franchi, who covered it on his Billboard Top 40 RCA Victor album, The Heart of Christmas.[9] Thus, there are two different melodies for "Away In A Manger". Each setting has a harmony version for S, A, T, B.

The two tunes actually fit together quite well. An arrangement by Christopher Erskine combining both settings (harmony), first heard in 1996 in Canberra at the annual pair of joint Carol Services in Manuka, performed by the choirs of St Paul's Church (Anglican) and St Christopher's Cathedral (Roman Catholic). In this version the Kirkpatrick setting is sung by one choir, and the Murray setting by the other choir, alternating through the first two verses. Both settings are sung together for the third verse.

A very popular arrangement in Britain and most other English-speaking countries, is Sir David Willcocks' version of the carol. This version is often performed by the English choirs.

German eurodance group Cascada recorded a version for their 2012 Christmas album, It's Christmas Time.

 


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Christmas Day Birthday today to   Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -     Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV AND   Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA;

28 - Bob Stalnaker ('63);

29 -    Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA AND Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND   The late Kenny Lipscomb ('63) (deceased 04/20/15) AND Michael Artman ('66) of VA! 

30 -  William Gwynn ('57) AND   Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND   Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed)   Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND The late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (deceased 05/11/15) AND    Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA;

31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND     Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND   David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO

01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND   Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 

 


200 YEARS AGO:

December 25, 1815 - The Handel and Haydn Society, oldest continually performing arts organization in the United States, gave its first performance.

 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 25, 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrived at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

December 25, 1941 - The Battle of Hong Kong ended, beginning the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

December 25, 1941 - Admiral Émile Muselier seized the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which became the first part of France to be liberated by the Free French Forces.

 


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Saturday, December 25, 1965 - The Yemeni Nasserist Unionist People's Organisation was founded in Ta'izz.

Saturday, December 25, 1965 - The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, was born Edward Jonathan Davey in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Saturday, December 25, 1965 - Physician and politician David Rath was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

 


“There is yet time this year to extend the helping hand, the loving heart, and the willing spirit—in other words, to follow the example set by our Savior and to serve as He would have us serve. As we serve Him, we will not forfeit our opportunity, as did the innkeeper of old, to make time for Him in our lives and room for Him in our hearts. Can we comprehend the magnificent promise contained in the message of the angel given to the shepherds abiding in the field: 'I bring you good tidings of great joy. … For unto you is born this day … a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord'? As we exchange gifts at Christmas, may we remember, appreciate, and receive that greatest gift of all gifts—the gift of our Savior and Redeemer, that we might have eternal life.”

-  Thomas S. Monson, 2015
(b. 21 Aug 1927)


  From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 12/24/15 - "RE: 18 More NNHS Newsletters":

I can't open any of them.

Merry Christmas,
Kenny

   ARGHHH! I still don't know what causes this, but I have come to believe it is on your end, not mine. I think you need to check your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Pale Moon, Internet Explorer, etc.) or provider or settings or options or something and tell them to allow mail from me because I am the cute one.

   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Kenny!


      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 12/23/15 - "LIBERTY vs. LICENSE for the HOLIDAYS ":

Vital Questions Stimulated by This Year’s Events

By Bruce Atkinson, PhD

Aren’t we all are looking for happiness for the holidays? But what does that happiness mean? And what should be our limits to “liberty and the pursuit of happiness”?

First, it bothers me that we have forgotten the real meaning of “holiday”—which was originally spelled “Holy Day.” We have allowed Christ to be taken out of Christmas and we have allowed Christmas to be taken out of the season. Our fleshly pleasures have become the definition of happiness. We have forgotten the deep joys of knowing Christ and knowing God’s plan to redeem humanity. Christmas is supposed to remind us of these eternal verities.

Let’s get real. Research has shown a connection between watching media violence and young people acting out in violence. We know that the media moguls just want to attract more viewers and make more money. They won’t stop unless they are forced to stop by law or unprofitability. Media violence, pornography in general, obscene language, and sexual immorality are all allowed and even celebrated in our culture. Obscenity laws were once prosecuted and enforced. Sexual immorality was once a cause for shame and social isolation in our society. Not anymore. Even many churches promote such immorality.

We so easily forget how deep into sin humans really are. Perhaps God allows these horrible events to help us remember. Humans were originally created in God’s image, but since the Fall, the human heart has been self-centered and susceptible to evil spiritual forces. Without God, we are virtually incapable of fully wanting what God wants; we ALL ARE SINNERS (Romans 3:10-12, 23). Deep down, people do NOT want to have a real God to whom they are accountable, rather, they want to be a god. So their desires of the flesh direct their choices; violence and sex sells.

In general, the public is made up of people who want their own self-serving lifestyle to be socially affirmed and accepted (e.g., in early movies, everyone smoked cigarettes). People like seeing such behavior in movies so they can feel it is OK for them, or so that they don’t feel so guilty when they do it. The current licentious media functions to desensitize our consciences.

Increasingly, we see bad language, sexuality, and violence and so we should not be surprised at the STD and porn epidemics, the sudden increase in homosexual behavior among youth, nor wonder why some people go crazy and kill as many innocent victims as they can before they kill themselves. The general media’s promotion of violence and immoral sex (not to mention crude language and taking the Lord’s name in vain) makes these behaviors increasingly acceptable. I call it “cultural entropy”— the tendency of everything in nature to decay when left to itself. We cannot keep looking the other way. You know the saying by Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

I have previously shared professor Budziszewski’s famous quote which reminds us of the “frog in the pot” phenomena where dangerous cultural trends start slow and small, gradually and insidiously sneaking up on us unaware, until it is virtually too late to retreat from the danger. Budzisewski writes: “Things are getting worse very quickly now. The list of what we are required to approve is growing ever longer. Consider just the domain of sexual practice. First we were to approve sex before marriage, then without marriage, now against marriage. First with one, then with a series, now with a crowd. First with the other sex, then with the same.

First between adults, then between children, then between adults and children. The last item has not been added yet, but will be soon: you can tell from the change in language, just as you can tell the approach of winter from the change in the color of leaves. As any sin passes through its stages from temptation, to toleration, to approval, its name is first euphemized, then avoided, then forgotten. A colleague tells me that some of his fellow legal scholars call child molestation ‘intergenerational intimacy': that’s euphemism. A good-hearted editor tried to talk me out of using the term ‘sodomy': that’s avoidance. My students don’t know the word ‘fornication’ at all: that’s forgetfulness.” (From J. Budziszewski, “The Revenge of Conscience,” First Things, June/July, 1998).

I recall an Associated Press article about a woman who “ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.” When the police threatened to arrest her if she did not take it down, she got the ACLU to help her sue the city. The judge ruled in her favor on the basis of freedom of speech. I had to laugh when I read this story, but then I sobered up when I thought about what it meant about our culture.

Philip Hodges responded: “It seems the only purpose of the First Amendment anymore is to allow nasty people to continue being nasty with impunity. I find it odd that a nativity scene in a public place could be cited for blurring the so called “separation between church and state,” but obscenities of every kind have the full protection of the law. It raises the question: What was the original purpose of the First Amendment? And more importantly, what is its purpose now? John Adams said that the Constitution was meant for a moral people, and it was fit to govern none else. And this is true. In a land where common sense and common decency aren’t common at all, people who love freedom and liberty are forced to make a very difficult choice: Do we forego our own rights in order to rein in the license and corruption of our neighbors? Or do we put up with the pervasive depravity and lowness of our culture in order to secure for ourselves a bare modicum of self-governance? It’s a difficult choice.

In his farewell speech to Congress, Ron Paul pointed out the only real solution to this dilemma: ‘Changing the government is secondary to promoting a virtuous society.’ Why? Because liberty cannot work without virtue. It becomes corrupted by license. Liberty even becomes license to sin over time. And that is what it has become in our culture. Without a moral people, freedom breaks down. Gun control wouldn’t even be on the table in a virtuous society. We spend so much time trying to get the right people elected. But a perfect government cannot redeem a selfish, immoral people. But at Christmas, if at no other time, let’s remember who can.” Amen.
LIBERTY AND LICENSE

Although these words may be defined differently, they are closely related. If you take freedom and liberty to their natural human extremes you get license – which is lawlessness, libertinism, licentiousness, and the spirit of antichrist. We should not be surprised at this current increase in lawlessness. Jesus, Paul, and Peter all predicted it (Matt 24:12, Luke 17:26 referring to Gen 6:13, 2 Tim 3:13, and most of 2nd Peter).

Human nature, being entirely susceptible to sin, cannot handle much liberty because we always step across the line into license. That is why, in order for social order to exist, we value “liberty circumscribed by law.” Or as the song “America the Beautiful” puts it (Katherine Bates, 1895), “America. America. God mend thine every flaw. Confirm thy soul with self-control, thy liberty with law.”

Both Jesus and Paul proclaimed the truth that human beings are enslaved to sin. That means we are not truly free. Liberty is meaningless without the transformation that Christ brings (through repentance and faith). Only then can we be free to truly desire God’s will and avoid sin. The New Testament scripture speaks of this freedom in Christ— that is, when all human nature is changed in the ultimate Kingdom, there will be no need for law, for in our perfect freedom, we will only want to do good. Our “hearts” will be right and complete liberty will be appropriate. But not until then. Law and its enforcement still have an important function.

Given the extreme terroristic evil we have recently experienced in our nation and many signs of decadence, how should Christians respond? What inhibits Christians from becoming activists for good? Answer: 1) fear of persecution from the ubiquitous PC mind police, 2) pollyanna naiveté and soft sentimentalism that causes people to believe that human beings are not all that bad, and 3) plain old self-centered laziness. We must pray for courage and God’s wisdom to conquer these inhibitions that prevent our taking a strong stand.

In conclusion, there are a few questions that we must continue to grapple with: Where exactly are we to draw the line in an increasingly secular culture? Where do politics and the law come in? And what can we personally do to change our culture for Christ? Here may be a start: We can pray. We can take an honest and humble look within ourselves, repenting, and asking God for the courage and wisdom to overcome our passivity and fear-based inhibitions. We must keep protesting, using all the venues available. And beyond votes and working in the political system, our remaining option as Christians is to work for the unprofitability of evil schemes. We must boycott. We must be seen as a force for losing or gaining profits. This strategy may have as much power as votes in this capitalistic society.

Finally, and most importantly, we can support efforts to evangelize our nation and personally share our faith with others. And we can make 2nd Chronicles 7:14 our New Year’s resolution. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Dr. Atkinson is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a doctorate in clinical psychology and an M.A. in theology. He is a licensed psychologist in clinical practice in Atlanta and also works as a clinical supervisor training Christian counselors for Richmont Graduate University. He is a founding member of Trinity Anglican Church (ACNA) in Douglasville, Georgia.

   Thank you so much, Harry - AND Bruce!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



From Marvin Barnes
('65) of VA - 12/24/15:
 

  Thanks, Marvin! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
 


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 12/24/15:

  Thank you, Janice! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
 


  From Thelma Baker ('65) of VA -
12/24/15:
 

   Thank you, Thelma! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
 


    From Nancy Winall ('70) of VA - 12/24/15:

  Thank you, Nancy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
 


“As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.”

- Buddy Hackett
(31 Aug 1924 - 30 June 2003)

 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/24/14 - "Christmas 1953":

Christmas 1953

The Christmas I was six years old will probably forever stand out in my mind as the most memorable. It had been a very bad year, and my parents had no reason to believe that Christmas would be any better. Probably to relieve this bleak feeling, it was decided that we would return home for Christmas - home, to Richmond.

We had spent the year in a small mining town in Appalachia called Clintwood. Serving as the only general medical practitioner, Daddy was nevertheless somehow not paid $5,000.00 which had been promised him by the hospital owners, and that, as they say, was a lot of money in those days. It was a 400-mile trip back home, and I rather think it was a sudden decision, somewhat unexpected on both sides. I'm not sure Sudie and Virginia were expecting us, mainly because I recall we had no stockings to hang out for Santa Claus, and had to use a pair of Virginia's nylon stockings - which stretched endlessly, making them almost impossible to fill, no matter how many delights were stuffed within.

I remember a bustle of activity shortly before we left Clintwood. Mama had taken me shopping, and knowing we had had a very rough year, I asked for nothing. But Mama wanted to go look at the dolls (she was a real doll lover), and despite my best attempts to remain politely passive, I was doomed in that effort, because, suddenly, there she was - The Most Beautiful Doll in the World.

She was, I think, a 24" doll, which was touted as "life-size". She came in her own red vinyl stroller, which alone was quite exciting. Her dress was of sheer nylon, pale yellow with a light green (my favorite color!) apron built right in. She was strong and robust looking, not wimpy and silly as were most dolls. She had gorgeous medium brown "real rooted hair" which could be combed and styled - a real luxury feature in those days. But what drew her to me, what struck me deep in the heart, what betrayed me by causing me to suck in my breath with an audible gasp, was the expression on her lovely face. It was proud and haughty. She as much as screamed her unattainability, and combined it with a tilt to her eyebrows (above her pretty blue eyes with "real" eyelashes!) that said, "I am above all this; I simply do not care that you can never own me." She was, after all, The Most Beautiful Doll in the World, and for all I knew, probably the most expensive. After some few moments of admiring her as millions must have admired the equally unattainable Mona Lisa, I bid her goodbye, knowing my life had been enriched by the very meeting.

I believe that same day we left for Richmond; I may be wrong. On the trip we stopped for dinner - a late dinner - at a roadside restaurant in Marion called the Virginia House. The restaurant had an adjoining gift shop (how thoughtful!). While we were there, Eleanor saw a steel blue circular music box, which had almost the same effect on her twelve-year old being as the doll had had on me. The top was designed to hold dusting powder, and came with a big, white, fluffy puff concealed inside. When wound it played a wonderful tune of undetermined origin. (I remember it even now, although I have never been able to identify it.) She lovingly placed it back on the shelf, and the two of us returned to the car with Daddy. Mama, for some reason, had to lag behind.

Back in Richmond, Daddy's sister, Virginia, knowing it had been a very bad year, and we would have no Christmas, bought a complete Christmas for Eleanor and me. And Mama's sister, Frances, knowing it had been a very bad year, and we would have no Christmas, bought a complete Christmas for Eleanor and me. But by some indomitable will, Mama had somehow managed a rather decent Christmas on her own. We arrived at Sudie's late on Christmas Eve, after the usual feast and gift exchange were over. Sudie's brother, Mark, was there, and her baby sister, Neville, too. Well, they lived there now, didn't they? This was the year I was privileged to sleep in Neville's antique trundle bed. What a treat!

So we hung up our very strange stockings and went off to bed, hoping Santa Claus might somehow figure out where we were, 400 miles away from where he was surely expecting to find us. But, come Christmas morning, it was apparent to everyone that he had certainly found us. When the adults assembled downstairs rang Neville's cowbell tied to the bottom of the steps, thus signaling Eleanor and me that the time had come to go down, I remember running down the first few stairs, and flying down the rest, scaring the daylights out of my poor Sudie.

But I had seen an unbelievable sight. The entire front parlor floor was filled with one treasure after another - incredible, wonderful toys for Eleanor and me; forbidden toys that Mama never would have bought us. There were toys that had lots of little pieces (which Mama hated, because of their habit of getting lost), toys that were wrapped and toys that were unwrapped, puzzles and games and joys untold. And there, like a queen, surveying it all, in her wonderful red vinyl stroller, sat The Most Beautiful Doll in the World. And in the background came the strains of Eleanor's magnificent music box. And we knew that Santa Claus was real, forever and undeniably real.

And we never went back to Clintwood again. We were home.

~ Carol Randolph Buckley Harty, 12/23/98

 


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://genuinemudpie.ca/2011/12/08/super-quick-penguin-tots/ - Trish Young's Super Quick Penguin Tots - "Super quick to make and hardly uses any yarn!"

 


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/24/14:

   This is one of my favorite recipe combinations which I made for forty-eleven years. This year Adrienne has promised to make them for me.

Southern Spicy Ginger Bread
 

  2 eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup melted butter
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  2 teaspoons soda
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons ginger
1 cup boiling water
 
 
   Add beaten eggs to sugar, molasses, and melted butter. Then add dry ingredients which have been mixed and sifted. Add gradually, the boiling water to the mixture and bake at 350 degrees in individual or shallow pans. Serve with warm lemon sauce. May top with whipped cream.

- Mrs. M. H. Marshall, Appomattox County, Virginia


Lemon Sauce (DeLuxe)

  Butter size of large egg
1 cup sugar
1 egg
  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 lemon (juice and most of rind, grated)
1/3 cup boiling water
 
 
  
Cream butter and sugar well. Add well beaten egg, nutmeg, juice and rind of lemon. Beat several minutes, then add slowly the boiling water. Bring just to boil (do not boil).

- Mrs. Ruth Robertson, Lancaster County, Virginia
 

 

 


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/24/14:
 

Little Johnny's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.

"Yes," said the policeman. "The detectives want very badly to capture him."

Little Johnny asked, "Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?"

 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/19/15

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Away in a Manger

Verse 3 is by John T. McFarland (1851-1913), 1904

Music (Cradle Song) by William J. Kirkpatrick, 1895


Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray;
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven to live with Thee there.


“Away in a Manger” midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/w/awaymang.htm - 12/08/07

Webmistress' Note: Of the five available tunes for this cherished carol, I have chosen to use my personal favorite.

Animated Baby Jesus with Lambs clip art courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 12/07/07
Thanks so much, Glenn!

Animated Christmas Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ25.htm - 12/04/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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