We’ve sung the song since the days we were children in Sunday School.
The little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
A nice sentiment. But Jesus was fully God, and fully human.
The miracle, one of them at least, of the birth of Christ is that he chose to leave his kingly home in the heavens to come down here to Earth.
Stinky, smelly, dirty, Earth.
He did that for us.
It’s a nice image to see the helpless baby in a manger.
But when the time came, that very baby would face the gate of Hell for us.
Be near me, Lord Jesus, indeed.