Religious Christmas Poems Let You Reflect On The Wondrous Birth of Our Saviour

I've collected some beautiful religious christmas poems to inspire you this Christmas. Read them and share them with your family to celebrate the true and wondrous reason for the season - the birth of the Saviour of the World - Jesus!

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Religious Christmas Poems to Inspire:

Awake, glad heart!
Get up and sing!
It is the birth-day of thy King.
Awake! awake!
The Sun doth shake
Light from his locks,
and all the way
Breathing perfumes, doth spice the day. Henry Vaughan


The time draws near the birth of Christ;
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill.
Answer each other in the mist. Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Rise, happy morn;
Draw forth the cheerful day from night:
O Father, touch the east,
And light the light that shone
When Hope was born. Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
And usher in the morning;
O shepherds, shrink not with afright,
But hear the angel's warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The power of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making. Johann Rist


What comfort by him do we win,
Who made himself the prince of sin,
To make us heirs of glory!
To see this Babe, all innocence,
A martyr born in our defence,
Can man forget the story? Ben Jonson


No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found.
He rules the world with truth and grace;
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His Love. Isaac Watts


Religious Christmas Poems to Relfect on:

Neighbors of the Christ Night by Nora Archibald Smith

Deep in the shelter of the cave,
The ass with drooping head
Stood weary in the shadow, where
His master's hand had led.
About the manger oxen lay,
Bending a wide-eyed gaze
Upon the little new-born Babe,
Half worship, half amaze.
High in the roof the doves were set,
And cooed there, soft and mild,
Yet not so sweet as, in the hay,
The Mother to her Child.

The gentle cows breathed fragrant breath
To keep Babe Jesus warm,
While loud and clear, o'ver hill and dale
The cocks crowed, "Christ is born!"
Out in the fields, beneath the stars,
The young lambs sleeping lay,
And dreamed that in the manger slept
Antoher white as they.

These were Thy neighbors, Christ Child;
To Thee their love was given,
For in Thy baby face there shone
The wonder-light of Heaven.


There's a song in the air!
There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother's deep prayer
And a baby's low cry!
And the star rains its fire
While the beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem
Cradles a King. Josiah Gilbert Holland


For once, on a December night,
An angel held a candle bright.
And led three wise men by its light
To where a Child was sleeping. Harriet F. Blodgett


One of my Favorite Religious Christmas Poems:

A Christmas gift of love sends thee,
'Tis not a gift that you may see,
Like frankincense or shining gold,
Yet 'tis a gift that you may hold.
If you are lacking bread and meat,
'Twill give you heavenly bread to eat,
If you are down-trod,
e'en as Job,
'Twill dress you in a seamless robe.

The gift of Love in Mary's eyes,
Looked down on Jesus with surprise,
That one so great,
Should be so small,
To point the way for kings,
and all.

One heart of Love can move a race,
One grain of truth can change earth's face,
A Bethlehem babe, a shepherd's rod,
Have lifted mankind up to God. Clarence Hawkes


Come, we shepherds, whose blest sight
Hath met Love's moon in nature's night;
Come, lift we up our loftier song,
And wake the sun that lies too long!
Gloomy night embrace the place
Where the noble infant lay
The Babe looked up and showed His face;
In spite of darkness, it was day. Richard Crashaw

Enjoy these beautiful religious Christmas poems and may they bless you and your family at Christmas!

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