Twas The Night Before Christmas - A Christian Version

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Twas the Night Before Christmas - Christian Version 

Twas the night before Christmas & all through the house 
Not a creature was praying - not one in the house 
Thier Bibles were lain on the shelf without care 
Becasue Mom and Dad were too busy to share. 

The children were dressing to crawl into bed 
Not once ever kneeling or bowing thier heads 
Mom's wrapping gifts to put under the tree 
While Dad's making sure there's nothing wrong with the Wii. 

When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter 
Dad sprang to his feet to see what was the matter 
Away down the hallway he flew like a flash 
Looking for the culprit that caused such a crash. 

He stopped in his tracks to take in the sight 
Of angels declaring the real reason for this night 
It was Jesus they said - not Santa or Elves; 
You have made this celebration more about yourselves. 

The shame Dad felt made him cover his head 
Jesus was the real reason just like the angels said 
And though Dad posessed worldly wisdom and wealth 
He cried when he thought of it in spite of himself. 

Now Peace! Now Joy! Now Goodness & Love! 
On Mercy & Grace! Now look above! 
For God sent His Son to die for your sin 
The battle was waged - He fought and you win! 

A free gift was given on that Blessed night 
The gift of salvation - a gitft you can't buy. 

Dad fell to his knees - consumed with regret 
He hadn't given Jesus His place of Honor yet 
He stood and he cried as the angels rose out of sight 
This Christmas would be different - starting tonight!