“Christmas is Coming!” – now, different groups Respond to this statement, and how things should look We learn just how many days left that there are Before Christmas Day…………… By the light of a star
Those Wise Men of old saw the stable so bare
As on the Child’s face, these three Kings, they did stare…… But what does it mean in the world, now? To-day?
Is the meaning clear to us all, come what may?
Let’s look at it from each one’s personal view…………….
A school child, a teacher, a shop-keeper too, The Church and the Chapel, the Council, the law, The cows and the sheep, and birds that all saw
That very first Christmas; with Mary, his Mum,
That tiny wee baby, sweet Jesus, did come From Heaven to show us just how we should live, And how to look round and to others to give
A part of ourselves, be it time, cash, or goods,
To help keep them all out of these, so dark, woods……….
To learn how to part, and to learn to forget
The problems with which we think we’ve been beset
In years, in our lifetime, perhaps it was war When, most of us, didn’t know what it was for, Or shortage of money, or shortage of jobs, Indifferent health, or no coal for our hobs
These things are now past, but for you and for me There’s still this pandemic…….when will we be free?
We find it quite hard that our friends we can’t meet And have a wee blether out there, in the street
In Church, on a Sunday, we cannot sit near
Our friends and our neighbours whom we all hold dear….. Yes, Christmas is coming! So, what shall we do To celebrate this year….yes, me and you too?
Let’s think of the blessings each night and each morn We’ve had from the very day since we were born…….. The world God created, the lands and the sea, The moon, sun and stars, far away though they be…..
The folk who protect us, the Police, Fire Brigade, The number of volunteers, working, unpaid, The doctors, the nurses, our great NHS Who during this year, have made such a success
Of thinking of others, in every way,
Their comfort, their sympathy, they did display The best kind of character, and we can see How much this all means, yes for you, and for me!
So as this great festival comes once again
Let’s clasp both our hands, say a fervent “Amen!” And, yes, still enjoy all the laughter and fun While giving our thanks to each and every one
Of all friends and neighbours, the posties, the crew Of NHS ambulances, all who do
A wonderful job, and the meaning display Of the deeper meaning, on this Christmas Day!