Merry Christmas 1980

“Merry Christmas 1980,” New Era, Dec. 1980, 51

Merry Christmas 1980

When the song of the angel is stilled,

When the star in the sky is gone,

When the kings and princes are home,

When the shepherds are back with their flock,

The work of Christmas begins;

To find the lost,

To heal the broken,

To feed the hungry,

To release the prisoner,

To rebuild the nations,

To bring peace among brothers,

To make music in the heart …

(Howard Thurmas, from a Quaker calendar)

Photo by Jed Clark