Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Real Night Before Christmas

I recently stumbled across the poem "The Real Night Before Christmas" by Sr. St. Thomas, and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I think our family will be reading this tomorrow evening.  God bless!

The Real Night Before Christmas
By: Sister St. Thomas

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town,
St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down;
Our Lady was waiting, so meek and so mild,
While Joseph was seeking a place for the Child;

The children were nestled, each snug in their beds,
The grown-ups wouldn't bother, there's no room they said;
When even the innkeeper sent them away,
Joseph was wondering, where they would stay;

He thought of the caves in the side of the hills,
Lets go there said Mary, it's silent and still;
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Made pathways of light for their tired feet to go;

And there in a cave, in a cradle of hay,
Our Savior was born on that first Christmas Day!
The Father was watching in heaven above,
He sent for His angels, His couriers of love;

More rapid than eagles God's bright angels came;
Rejoicing and eager as each heard his name;
Come Power, Come Cherubs, Come Virtues, Come Raphael,
Come Thrones and Dominions, come Michael and Gabriel;

Now fly to the Earth, where My poor people live,
Announce the glad tiding My Son comes to give;
The Shepherds were watching their flocks on this night,
And saw in the heavens an unearthly light;

The Angels assured them, they'd nothing to fear,
It's Christmas they said, the Savior is here!
They hastened to find Him, and stood at the door,
Till Mary invited them in to adore;

He was swaddled in bands from His head to His feet,
Never did the Shepherds see a baby so sweet!
He spoke not a word, but the shepherds all knew,
He was telling them secrets and blessing them too;

Then softly they left Him, The Babe in the hay,
And rejoiced with great joy on that first Christmas Day;
Mary heard them exclaim as they walked up the hill,
Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to men of good will!



  1. Thank you for sharing, Christine. What a great poem! We will be reading it tomorrow too. I hope that you and your family have a Merry Christmas. God bless all of you!

    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! God bless!

  2. I have so enjoyed reading your Christmas posts. Each one is so very touching. The poem of The Real Night Before Christmas is so uniquely and thoughtfully written. I am a new Grandma and I would like to use this poem to help teach my two new precious grandsons the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful poem. I found your blog on Shower of Roses...Happy New Year! Sincerely, Debbie

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you are enjoying the posts, and I hope your grandchildren enjoy the poem. Our family did. :) I pray you have a blessed New Year as well! God bless!


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