How many Christmas songs or lyrics can you spot in my poem?


A Creative Christmas Hymn


Do you hear what I hear?

The blind will see, the deaf will hear

The dead will live again.

The lame will leap, the dumb will speak

The praises of the Lamb!


Come ― they told me

But what shall I bring?

I’ll bring Him my heart

In this winter wonderland so stark.


And in this silent night … holy night

Tell me the story of Jesus, please,

How Thou did leave Thy throne

And Thy kingly crown

Away in a manger ― no room in the inn ―

A little babe settled down.


O little town of Bethlehem

Did you not see the star?

The first noel is being sung

And you sleep in heavenly peace

Even though

you know not whom this is for.


Three kings of Orient, wise men proclaim

Joy to the world is upon us today.

O come, all ye faithful

As with gladness men of old

Light a thousand candles bright

Mary’s boy child has been born.


Come on, ring those bells!

Joy to the world! Shiloh has come!

Hark the herald angels sing

May we receive this King.


O holy night, when the stars shine bright,

Mary nods as I play my drum—

Pa rum pum pum pum—

I have no gift to bring so I shall sing

Glad tidings of this newborn King.


Please, tell me again,

Tell me the story of Jesus so I can

Write on my heart each and every word;

And as chestnuts roast on an open fire

I anticipate Christmas Day,

Not for all the presents to be received

But for other treasures I’ll find under the tree.


That more than Santa Claus coming to town

Or the sleigh bell rides I will take

My precious, precious Savior

Becomes more than an heirloom to me.



 ~Marcell Warner Bridges

©17 December 2015



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