Herod Was A Nasty Man

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10 Herod was a nasty man ( Matthew 2. 3-8)

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Herod was a nasty man, he was king of all the land,

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Heard the tale the wise men told, and his smiling eyes grew cold.

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Herod was a nasty man, king of all the land

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"We have come to see the king, we have come to worship him,

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May we see him, homage pay?Then we'll travel on our way,

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We have come to see the child, King of all the land."

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He was jealous; he was mean, turned a sickly shade of green,

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"Let my scribes and wisest men, Search the scrolls and tell me when,

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will this king be born and where, I must search throughout the land!"

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"See my Lord, 'tis written down, Bethlehem it is the town!"

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Turned he to the kings once more, by this time his head was sore,

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Mind all filled with blood and gore, for the child king of the land.

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"When you find him, let me know, I must journey, I must go.

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To gaze upon this new born king, give to him MY OFFERING,

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Herod was a worried man, king of all the land.

©1986 Sheila Hamil