Sunday, December 11, 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent

When Jesus Christ our Lord was born,
The angels welcomed that happy morn;
The world was weary, the world was sad,
So down came Jesus to make us glad;
And all the bells on earth did ring,
And all the angels in heaven sing:
‘Peace on earth, goodwill towards men’.

Two thousand years have come and gone,
Since the star of Bethlehem brightly shone;
And now again the world is torn
With war and hunger and fear and scorn;
There's fighting while the bells do ring,
There's hating while the angels sing;
Not much peace or goodwill towards men.

It may not be in a stable bare,
There won't be wise men and shepherds there;
But when Lord Jesus is born again,
Oh, may it be in the hearts of men;
And all the bells on earth will ring,
And all the angels in heaven sing,
For Christ our Lord will really bring
Peace on earth, goodwill towards men.

~ Calypso Carol

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