A Christmas Carol

God bless you all this Christmas Day
And drive the cares and griefs away.
Oh, may the shining Bethlehem star
Which led the wise men from afar
Upon your heads, good sirs, still glow
To light the path that ye should go.

As God once blessed the stable grim
And made it radiant for Him;
As it was fit to shield His Son,
May thy roof be a holy one;
May all who come this house to share
Rest sweetly in His gracious care.

Within thy walls may peace abide,
The peace for which the Savior died.
Though humble be the rafters here,
Above them may the stars shine clear,
And in this home thou lovest well
May excellence of spirit dwell.

God bless you all this Christmas Day;
May Bethlehem's star still light thy way
And guide thee to the perfect peace
When every fear and doubt shall cease.
And may thy home such glory know
As did the stable long ago.

by Edgar Albert Guest

Comments (2)

Those fluttering wings of the butterfly of love...lovely poem..
I just love a poem that is well composed with a large hint of thought out thought and a rarest rareness intwined. I also love a poem of love about love for another. Sir John Suckling's poem 'I Prithee Send Me Back My Heart' is both beautiful and filled entired thru with a pure talen of artistic multitudes. Easily recieved a ten fro' thee. God bless all poets-MJG.