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Christmas Thanks

by Solveig Paulson Russell

Dear Father, on this Christmas Day
I thank Thee for the Child who lay
In a stable long ago.
And I thank Thee that the glow
Of light and love about Him then
Still is felt and known to men.
I thank Thee that this season brings
Remembrance of the King of kings
And of the star and angel throngs
And peace expressed in heavenly songs.
I thank Thee too for every way
Thy love has blessed us on this day.
Friend 1972

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Christmas Heralds

by Lois Anne Williams

Candles with their sparkling glow
Tell of Christ born long ago.
Chiming bells that gaily ring
Tell us of the infant King.
Evergreens trimmed bright and gay
Tell of Christ’s eternal way.
Christmas joys we hear and see
Tell that Christ loves you and me.

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The Best Present

 by Wanda B. Blaisdell

I love the gifts that Christmas brings
In boxes big and small—
Tied up with sparkly bows and bells;
But what is best of all …
Is seeing love and thankfulness
In smiles and shining eyes,
When each one in my family
Opens up his gift surprise!
Friend 1071

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by Amanda Spencer

Mince pie and mistletoe,
And merriment and mints,
And decorated mantels,
And whispered Christmas hints;
Folks with bulging packages,
And children quick to smile—
All tell that Christmas will be here
In just a little while.
So hurry with the shopping,
And hang the garlands high,
And shine the house with gladness
As the days go rushing by.
Bring in the tree for trimming—
Make it happy, bright, and gay,
And thank the Lord for sending us
The Babe on Christmas Day.
Friend 1971

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The Donkey

by Milo Mills

The donkey stood in his stall that night
And blinked at the glory of heavenly light
That filled the stable where Jesus lay.
And he heard the voices of angels say,
“Glory to God in the highest! Peace to men!”
And then all about, again, and again,
The heavenly hosts sang; and the donkey’s ear
Twitched in wonder of those so near:
The Mother Mary, Joseph, the Child—
The Precious Savior, tiny and mild.
The donkey stood in his stall, and he
Was privileged to see the majesty
Of a Savior King, God’s own Son.
Oh, wasn’t he lucky to be one
Of the creatures bathed in golden light
When Christ was born on Christmas night!
Friend 1971

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Sweet Little Baby

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Sweet little Baby
Resting in the hay,
Do You know why shepherds come
To worship You today?
Sweet little Baby,
While Mary hummed to Thee,
Angels sang out “Gloria!”
O’er flock and field and tree.
Sweet little Baby
Peaceful in the night,

Shepherds ran here breathless
To see this wondrous sight.
Sweet little Baby
Wrapped up snug and tight,
You set them free from fear and death
By being born tonight.
Sweet little Baby
Smiling at these men,
In time, You’ll be their Shepherd
To guide them home again.

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