Tuesday, December 24, 2013

"Christmas Greetings (To Friends in Troy)" by Reverend T. L. Drury (1920)

Christmas Greetings.

(To Friends in Troy.)


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.

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