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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
A poem to set our hearts toward Christmas
Browsing through the 1955 Ideals Greetings at Christmas, I found this lovely poem among many others. Some will be posted on my Christmas blog this month, but I thought I would put this one -- titled "A Litany" and written by Genevieve North -- here.
Here it is:
A Litany For Yuletide blessings ours each year, The snow so pure, the firs so green, The berries red on the holly wild, The Star of stars above us seen, We give Thee thanks, our Father. For Christmas carols never old, For friends who show good will and love, For children's hearts akin to Thine Who gave the Babe from heaven above, We give Thee thanks, our Father. For all that Christmas does to men To change their lives and make them strong, And bring into this world sweet faith And love enshrined to conquer wrong, We give Thee thanks, our Father.
~ Genevieve North
So lovely! I hope you have enjoyed the read and that it will help set your heart toward this incomparable season and the Reason that we celebrate.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.