It’s Christmas time again!
Hurry to buy, rush to wrap.
Did the cards get mailed?
And that package to Sue?
… And what on earth should we buy for Ted?!?!
Find the perfect dress for that big event!
And the kids need dress shoes … again!
Did we invite Grandma to see them perform?
… And where’s the camera anyway?
Where’d we stash the lights?
The angel got broke!!
Do we buy a tree or cut one?!?
… Can we just do something fake this year?
It’s Christmas … again,
And as I rush here and there,
I forget why it’s here,
Why we do this each year.
… I’m too busy to stop and enjoy.
Then I hear a song, just a note or two.
But the memory of words fills my mind.
And suddenly, I’m on a hillside somewhere
With sheep all around and a star-filled sky,
… As an angel’s song fills the air!
Come all ye faithful!
Gloria in excelsis deo!
What child is this?
Sleep in heavenly peace.
And peace fills my heart
as the ancient words ring out.
And I suddenly remember
… Just why we do this each year!
It’s Christmas once again.
Another chance to remember the birth that changed the world!
The gift that proves God’s love for me!
… And you! And all!
Oh, let heaven and nature sing!
Rejoice! Emmanuel is come!
To save us all from Satan’s power!
Glory to God in the highest!
… It’s Christmas once again!