A CHRISTMAS GREETING – December 2012

An inclusive Christian community in Auckland, New Zealand

A CHRISTMAS GREETING – December 2012

Sing hey for the moon and starry sky

The river, the wood and the sea.

For the fish and birds and animals all,

And the grass so green on the lea.

But most of all for the holly so red

And lights on the Christmas tree.

Sing hey for the chimney and the rooftop wide

Sing hey for the walls and the floor

For the warmth of the fire on the glowing hearth

And a welcoming open door.

And most of all for peace and goodwill

And the joy that we all share.

Sing hey for the friends afar and near

Sing hey for the first and the last

Sing hey for the guests all gathered here

Today and in ages past.

Sing hey for the love of our hosts

That holds us all forever fast.

Sing hey for God who fashioned us

And this beautiful earth

Sing hey for courage, wisdom, love,

For beauty, for healing and mirth.

But most of all for the precious Christmas child

                                                      As we celebrate His birth.