Monday, December 24, 2012

My Annual Favorite Poem/Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Words by Bishop Phillips Brooks

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night!
Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine;
Christmas where snow-peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where corn-fields lie sunny and bright;
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in its flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all,
No place too great and no cottage too small;
The Angels who welcome Him sing from the height,
"In the city of David, a King in His might."
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Then let every heart keep its Christmas within
Christ's pity for sorrow, Christ's hatred for sin.
Christ's care for the weakest, Christ's courage for right,
Christ's dread of the darkness, Christ's love of the light.
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

So the stars of the midnight which compass us round
Shall see a strange glory, and hear a sweet sound,
And cry, "Look! the earth is aflame with delight,
O sons of the morning, rejoice at the sight."
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.

Thanks for stopping by,
Merry Christmas and God Bless!


cucki said...

Merry Christmas dear friend x

Mouse said...

merry Christmas to you and yours and hope you have a wonderful stitchy new year too :) love mouse xxxxx

Marilyn said...

Merry Christmas Cathryn.

Scattered Threads said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas Cathyrn.
I came by yesterday, but was unable to make my comment:(
Anywho, I certainly enjoyed reading this poem.
Blessings to you and yours.