Monday, December 2, 2013

"The Message Song of Old" by Rev. T. L. Drury (1925)

The Message Song of Old.


The Message song men heard of old

        Rings out with wisdom still;

Wherever read, wherever told,

        To bring peace and goodwill.

Like shepherds then, men pause to hear

        What may that Message be

To peoples that still live in fear,

        Yet longing to be free!

We are all kin in heart and mind,

        We love the good and true;

We love the voices that are kind,

        And blessings rich and new.

Now in the Christ are all of these,

        To such as love his light,

to such who hear in every breeze

        The joys of Christmas night.

Then let us sing with love and cheer

        That Message song of old,

And pray the same the world may hear,

        As when by Angels told.

And let our country that is free

        Send forth her message kind,

Of love and light, of peace to be,

        For larger hope and mind.

Hence may our Christmas time be bright,

        And brighter still His Star,

To guide us onward by its light,

        And shed its glory far!

St. Albans, Vt.

Troy Times. December 24, 1925: 7 col 3.

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