by Henry B. Knox, The Visitor
He was a humble workman
With tools, with which He wrought
And built a common stable,
Or so it was he thought.
And he fashioned therein a manger
Where cattle could be fed,
Never thinking that the Savior
Would pillow there His head.
He had only built a stable
With a manger in the stall,
Yet it cradled there the Christ-child,
Who is the King and Lord of all!
So although our task be humble,
Let us work each day with care;
For we many not know God's purpose
Or why He placed us there.
For the manger which formed the cradle
Of our Lord and Savior here,
Was built by a humble workman
In Bethlehem of Judea.