A Christmas Contemplation


Tune: England's Lane

('For the beauty of the earth')


Christmas contemplations share

Time of peace, good will, fine fare

Yet for many poverty

Still straitened their state it be



Lord, look on us, have mercy

Come to us and set us free


Light of life, light of the world

Here love's banner is unfurled

Incarnation, God made man

Doing what no other can - Chorus


Comes to provide salvation

Children, women, men, each one

JESUS, Saviour, saves from sin

In Him each new life begins - Chorus


Fully human, full[y] divine

Taking on my state, e'en mine

As a human babe, there found

In a manger, praise resound - Chorus


Lord, we forget not the poor

They with us from shore to shore

Grant your power, to act, so

They love, practical help know - Chorus


For what use, we say, 'Be fed

And eat of your daily bread

And be clothed, keep warm always'

If they stay poor all their days? - Chorus


Though we cannot all needs meet

Some we can in Christ's name greet

Give of our substance and share

Tending poor with loving care - Chorus


Lord, meek and mild, yet a King

Needs of season we you bring

And through the year, diligent

Follow you, midst poor you went - Chorus


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 17th, 2017 03:25
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in 7777 metre, to a somewhat Harvest tune! We're over-sensitised this season, maybe, to charity appeals, etc. I've aimed to include all the year, all seasons, for we know people are not poor just at Christmas only. They don't suddenly become rich once a new year starts!
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 61
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.
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    • orchidee

      Thanks Raj.

    • Accidental Poet

      Those two cats sing in the sweetest harmony orchi. Excellent write.

      • orchidee

        Thanks AP.

      • Goldfinch60

        Good one once more Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.

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