After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.
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[seeing the Baby Jesus for the first time
Now I can die contented, Lord, according to Thy will.
[gently, to the Virgin Mary
And a sword shall pierce your heart.