Day 24: He Smiled at Me

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”  (Matthew 25:21)

Of course the song and story, “Little Drummer Boy,” is only a fictional tale, but unlike Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa it does lead us to the manger where our Savior was born.  In the last phrase of the song it says, “Then he smiled at me.”  Indeed, it would have been amazing to look into the face of the infant Jesus and have had him smile at you.  What a great and glorious, yet terrifying, day it will be when we stand before our Lord and look full in his face.  My heart bursts with joy as I consider what it will be like.  I yearn to see a broad smile across his radiant face and hear those incredible words cross his lips, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” 

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A newborn King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

Bonus:

Listen to this lovely rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” on the hammer dulcimer.  You might say but that is a stringed instrument and not a drum, but it belongs to the family of percussion instruments because it is struck to produce the musical sound. Enjoy!

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