Saturday, December 28, 2013

Last Post

I regret to inform you that yesterday's post will be the last one at New Songs from the Heart. Starting January 2014, I am discontinuing that series to concentrate on my primary blog, Strength for the Weary, which focuses on Biblical encouragement for those with special "joy challenges." You can sign up by way of the above link, for semimonthly words of hope--and the occasional poem.

 Thank you all!

-Katherine Swarts

Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry, Merry Christmas

Before you say your final goodbye to this year's Christmas season, read this month's poem--and sing your favorite carols one last time--to help that spirit of peace and joy sink in a little deeper for 2014.

Merry, merry Christmas:
The season of good cheer,
The time of joy and laughter,
The high point of the year.
Merry, merry Christmas:
May music fill your heart,
And beauty fill your vision,
To set your life apart.

Merry, merry Christmas:
Do not forget that night
When Heaven's love broke through darkness
And shone God's holy light.
Merry, merry Christmas:
May all Christ's peace and grace
Reach out beyond the season
And all your life embrace!