Once Upon a Christmas

Featuring Nativity Sculptures
displayed at Temple Square Plaza
in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 2000

"Once Upon a Christmas"*

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Holy Family

Once upon a Christmas in a manger far away
A King was born
His palace was a manger filled with hay

From Africa

His royal robe was swaddling cloth a halo was His crown
Once upon a Christmas away in Bethlehem

Far East

Once upon a Christmas from the Far East wise men came
With gold and myrrh and frankincense to praise the newborn King


And shepherds left their flocks and came to see and worship Him
Once upon a Christmas away in Bethlehem


And all the world rejoiced because the King was born at last
A savior had been promised now it had come to pass
And the joyful news that He was born spread quickly far and wide
Once upon a Christmas was the birth of Jesus Christ.

Once upon a Christmas far away in Bethleham*


May the Peace and Joy of that first Christmas bless your home this season and throughout the coming year. --Venita

*From "Once Upon a Christmas," by Dolly Parton, from the album, "Kenny & Dolly, Once Upon a Christmas," ©RCA, 1984.

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