(To Friends in Troy.)
BY (REV.) T. L. DRURY.
Here is my greeting for each friend,
Which I with cheer and gladness send:
Oh, may the light of Christmas night
Be in each home to make it bright.
May Christmas love that God inspires
Be felt around your bright hearth-fires.
May Heaven give each home the charm
It needs to keep it true and warm.
May things that are in life divine
Make in each home a holy shrine.
May all its members sitting there
Those graces rich forever share.
Forget the ills the year hath brought,
But substitute a service-thought
That other souls along the way
May to your love a tribute pay.
And may the songs did angels sing
In long ago still sweetly bring
To you good news and tidings glad
With light and joy the shepherds had.
These simple greetings oh, my friends,
Are such my heart sincerely sends
To all of you with peace and cheer
To greet you in the glad new year.
St. Albans, Vt.
Troy Times. December 24, 1920: 6 col 2.