A Weary World Rejoices

December 25, 2013 — 1 Comment


Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

{from “O Holy Night” by Placide Cappeau}

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And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

{from “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow}

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Merry Christmas, dear friends.
I am rejoicing in our everlasting hope today
and giving thanks for the way you so faithfully point me to it.


One response to A Weary World Rejoices

  1. Such a sweet picture! Happy day after Christmas to you, Amanda – may it give you pockets of rest and recovery and a lingering sense of joy!!

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