Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Christmas Eve" by Rev. Joseph C. Booth (1921)

Christmas Eve.


'T is Christmas Eve! The "kiddies" are asleep

In bed; they tried their best to keep awake,

But, lo, they are in dreamland. For their sake

The parents, shepherd-like, long vigils keep;

With Christmas cheer the biggest stockings heap

To bursting point. See them with laughter shake,

As they anticipate their offspring take

Their stockings down and with loud gladness leap!

But, what of them whose Christmas prospects are

Obscure—the hopeless children of the poor?

No stocking hangs for them, nor mystic star;

No Christmas tree to adorn their rugless floor.

God gave His Son! What shall our offering be?

May Jesus say: "Ye've done it unto Me!"

Troy Times. December 24, 1921: 3 col 1.

                                                                                                Christopher K. Philippo

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