"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;
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,
What can I give Him, poor as