Poem

The Star and the Tree

The Lord saw our plight so a star he did light

But the world in return made his son take to flight

But then as he grew he saw through to you

Knowing we had a great debt that was due

In time he would grow and his love he would show

That by his great grace through your faith you would know

He would go up that hill doing his father's will

To shed blood on the cross would our debt he fulfill

It is there that by grace we can look on his face

To find that in heaven is prepared us a place

His desire to save us from sin that enslaved us

Meant on a cruel tree that our shame he'd take for us

So, now then at Christmas a tree stands before us

With a star that will tell us the story of Jesus

Author: David A. Beaty