St. Hilary's Miniature Church Advent Calendar 2009

Wednesday 16th December 2009

"If I were a shepherd.......I would bring a lamb"

Oh dear WHAT has Robert Alexander done here?  He has chosen the carol for today and decided to be really inventive for the camera!  However we feel very sorry for poor baby Clarissa?  Can you see why?  He has borrowed her silk rug in order to dress up as a shepherd as well as borrowing a lamb from Ambrose' father's farm.  Even his pet dog, Georgie, is NOT looking very happy and why................because he has taken her lead off her so that he can put it on the little lamb so it doesn't stray!

The vicar is secretly impressed with Robert Alexander though for choosing this carol despite him being naughty by taking Clarissa's rug and Georgie's lead...........because it illustrates the important truth that God loves us just as we are and only wants us to bring ourselves to Him ....we don't have to bring Him anything at all!  

Can you work out which carol Robert Alexander is illustrating?  See below!

(Words by Christina Georgina Rossetti)

n the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart

Poor Georgie is NOT happy with Robert Alexander giving her lead to this little lamb!