Merry Christmas

Moonlight shone dim near Star so bright
Even far-off Magi saw the great light.
Ragtag shepherds first heard the story,
Ramparts of angels shone with glory.
You and I rejoice as well, remembering, welcoming, Emmanuel.

Crèche: it makes the meaning clear,
Hallelujahs echo through the air,
Ringing bells sound loud and long,
Inspire us all with their song.
Saints, angels, wondering, bend low.
The Christchild is here, God’s grace to bestow.
Mend your fences, stretch out your hand
All are welcome, from every land.
Shout out: God loves us! There can be no doubt.

(c) 2017 Arloa Ten Kley

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