This is our 1st year as a family of 4 celebrating Christmas and I want to begin some traditions that have significant meaning. I was researching on the internet (googling!) readings and prayers that have been passed down through time and I found one by Martin Luther that I wanted to share...
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep,
I too must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient song,
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given
While angels sing with pious mirth.
A glad new year to all the earth!