Each of the 12 days of Christmas, a favorite line or two of mine from a Christmas carol will come your way to remind you of these joyful, hopeful carols that help carry us through the year.
Once in Royal David's City
(Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848; Music: Henry J. Gauntlett, 1849)
He came down to earth from heaven
who is God and Lord of all,
and his shelter was a stables,
and his cradle was a stall.
With the poor, the scorned, the lowly
lived on earth our Savior holy.
Jesus is our childhood's pattern;
day by day, like us he grew;
he was little, weak, and helpless,
tears and smiles like us he knew;
and he feeleth for our sadness,
and he shareth in our gladness.