Sometimes, I feel that we could do with a little more depth in some of the carols


Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

A-sinless man was needed
To bear our sins away
So God came down Incarnate
And in a manger lay

Jesus Man of Sorrows
Was stricken for our sin
The chastisement for our peace
And healing was on Him

Satan tries to stop men
From listening to the truth
So take the sword of God’s word
As warriors, and go forth

[Only the verses are mine, the chorus is an old and very loved Christmas carol]




Come we children gratefully
Who are earth’s riches spurning.
Lift our hearts in praise to Thee
That are with Thy zeal burning.

Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!

Angel choirs sing aloud
And mirror our own longing
Heaven’s hosts their faces bowed
Are in the chorus joining.

[Of course I had in mind the very popular Christmas carol ‘Ding dong merrily on high,’]


[Disclaimer: I am not proud of most of the “poetry” that I have penned in my lifetime. I am no poet, but most of these poems were written at times when prose could not have provided the necessary expression and release. My poems are as important to me as singing may to be to someone who is not endowed with a singing voice—it justifiably fulfills a need. Thus, although not primarily meant for the consumption of the wider audience, it has a place in my blog, which, as I have mentioned before, also functions as a platform for my own retrieval and use.]