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When thinking of the birth of Christ

We remember Mary and Jesus

Often Joseph is forgotten

Whom God chose to help fulfill

The prophecy of the Old Testament

Joseph listened and obeyed God

And took Mary to be his wife

Having to go to Bethlehem

He took Mary with him, fulfilling

Micah 5:2 where Christ would be born

"Go to Egypt" God told Joseph

He left taking Mary and Jesus

Staying there till God said,

"It was safe to go Nazareth"

As the Old Testament prophesied

He shall be called a Nazarene.

Smith writes from Avalon.