Asleep on the Hay

asleep-on-the-hayBeautiful Holy Nativity engraving from 1890 featuring Jesus asleep on the hay. Mary gently lifts the swaddling clothes off of her babe to show him to the visiting shepherd. Hat in hand and on bended knees, one shepherd seems almost overcome at the sight of his Lord.

The Young Folks’ Bible in Words of Easy Reading The Sweet Stories of God’s Word in the Language of Childhood had this Christmas image and is full of other Biblical works. In time, you will be seeing more of these lovely engravings here on

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.