She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6–7
Jesus, our Brother, strong and good,
Was humbly born in a stable rude,
And the friendly beasts around Him stood,
Jesus, our Brother, strong and good.
I, said the donkey, shaggy and brown,
I carried His mother uphill and down, said the donkey, shaggy and brown.
I carried His mother to Bethlehem town;
I, said the cow, all white and red,
I gave Him my manger for His bed, said the cow, all white and red.
I gave Him hay to pillow His head;
I, said the sheep with curly horn,
I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm, said the sheep with curly horn.
He wore my coat on Christmas morn;
I, said the dove, from the rafters high,
I cooed Him to sleep that He should not cry, said the dove, from the rafters high.
We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and I;
Thus all the beasts, by some good spell,
In the stable dark were glad to tell
Of the gifts they gave Emmanuel,
The gifts they gave Emmanuel.