The Holy Infant

In the presence of the lowly beasts
The prince of peace was born
And to his earthy joyous cries
They bowed low head and horn
The Shepherds stood in wonder
As the child they stood before
The child the angel told of
Lay before them in the straw
Countless miles the Magi came
Having travelled from the east
In lavish robes they knelt before him
And bowed lowly like the beasts
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
Were lain reverently before his stall
Precious gifts brought from afar
For the holy infant born for us all

About the Poem

The story of the three kings, wise men or magi who arrived at Bethlehem bearing gifts for the newborn Jesus is retold in verse form.


Rhyming poem


16 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Paul Curtis

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