Bible poems


It was a close call. I thought I was a goner. I’d been sentenced to death, and there was a cross with my name on

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A Manger Scene

A manger scene, our manger scene, a tiny little manger scene. Everywhere we go, we see them. Mary kneeling, Joseph standing shepherds with their trailing

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Mary’s Lullaby

Oh! hush thee my Jesus, the work is behind us, at last you are lying here safe in my arms. The night with its quiet

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The Travellers

Now the Lord said to Abram“Go from your country and your kindredand your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”A journey; a

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Through the Open Window

Jesus’ life was bookended by the kindness of strangers. At the beginning:  innkeepers giving the pregnant Mary shelter, a place for newborn Jesus to rest

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at

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