A Christmas Wish

I wish that all the world could know
the promise that was born
in Bethlehem so long ago
on that first Christmas morn.

I wish the news the Host did sing
to Shepherds in the hills
would yet today its promise ring
till every heart it fills!

I wish the gifts the Wise Men brought,
myrrh, frankincense, and gold,
would spread their promise in each thought,
as on that day of old.

I wish each woman, man and child
would feel the promised peace,
and with their foes be reconciled
so every war would cease!

And most of all, I wish for you
that promises of love
would spring within your heart anew.
A gift from heaven above!

Beth Robinson

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