Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus

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Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus
Today with festive fare
We celebrate Your birthday,
With music in the air!

The cake is baked and waiting
The candles light the tree.
The gifts are wrapped and ribboned
Is there no gift for Thee?

Jesus on Thy birthday morning
I kneel beside Thy crhe and see
Love incarnate – God’s gift
And bring myself to Thee!

Copyright 1963, Ruth Baird Shaw. The Reverend Ruth Baird Shaw is the mother of Dr. Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute. She wrote poetry while raising her 7 children. After her minister husband’s death, she began and finished seminary and became fully ordained. She continues to preach every Sunday in her retirement.

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