Saturday, December 17, 2011

SEASON OF ADVENT (Day Twenty-one)

                                           Saturday, December 17, 2011
                           The Hallowed Hour
                                         By Eleanor Halbrook Zimmerman

How sweetly hallowed is the hour
    That brings Christmastime once more!
Within us holy visions flower;
   The Christ Child knocks at every door;
The anthems sing His holy name;
   The bells ring out His wonderous worth;
And lighted cnadles lift their flame
   In honor of His lowly birth.
Down all the centuries we hear
   The angels' song. We see the star
And, as the shepherds did, draw near
   To all the lovely things that are;
For this peace, to know Him well,
   And this joy without an end,
In His eternal light to dwell,
   Our Lord, our Shepherd and our Friend!

reprinted from Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas

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