Christmas Poetry

The Advent
We celebrate from year to year
a day of wonder, joy and cheer
That day when Christ came down to earth
Hallelujah! HOPE was born!
Seen from the East His star so bright
Yet quietly like soft candlelight
Had led the wise men in their search
Hallelujah! FAITH was born!
Now we rejoice with one accord
To share the message of our Lord
May every creature know His will
Hallelujah! PEACE was born!
That shining star still lights the way
To Him. The sages through the ages ray
Wise me are seeking Jesus still
For LOVE was born!
Hallelujah!
Mildred Hale Harris
from Christmas Time in Rhyme, 1996

Merry Christmas
May your hearts be filled with
Innocent wonder
As we remember the birth of
A child.
May your hearts be filled with
Over-whelming Love
As we remember the gift of
God’s Son.
May your hearts be filled with
Peace and Goodwill
As we remember the gift of
Prayers answered.
May your hearts be filled with
Holy Thankfulness
As we remember the sacrifice of
A Savior.
May your hearts be filled with
Excited Anticipation
As we await the return of
The King of Kings.

Paula Parker
Christmas Magic
Christmas time is in the air
the season of giving and joy.
Where Santa Claus chases sleepy dreams
in his sleigh all filled aith toys.
And there’s magic all around us as
Christmas lights seem to dance with cheer.
And the sight of trees and decorations
whispers, “Christmas will soon be here.”

Leah M. Bailey Oltman
from Christmas Time in Rhyme, 1996
Merry Christmas! /b>
I could wish you joy and peace to last a whole life long
I could wish you sunshine or a cheerful little song
Or wish you all the happiness that this life could bring
But I wish you Jesus more than anything!
Scott Wesley Brown
What’s Important at Christmas
Tis the month before Christmas, we’re all going nuts;
With so much to do, there’s no if’s, and’s or but’s.
Buy presents, hang tree lights, pop cards in the mail,
Send gift packs, thread popcorn, find turkeys on sale.
Decorations need stringing up all through the house.
And you haven’t a clue what to buy for your spouse.
School concerts, receptions, open houses with friends,
Long lineups, short tempers, tying up the loose ends.
With all our mad dashing, we’re reeling from shock;
Let’s stop for a minute and really take stock.
It’s crassly commercial, the cynical say;
If that’s true, that our fault-it’s us and not they.
Take time for yourself-though hard as that seems-
Enjoy your kids’ laughter, excitement and dreams.
Take a moment out now, don’t get overly riled,
Instead make an angel in snow with your child.
The shortbread can wait, and so can the tree;
What’s important to feel is a child’s sense of glee.
The holidays aren’t about push, rush and shove;
They’re for friendship and sharing and family love.
Hear the bells, feel the warmth, light up with the glow
Of a message first sent to us so long ago:
Peace, love and goodwill, and hope burning bright.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Author Unknown
The Gentle Christ
His feet knew sands of Galilee –
His hands – the olive fruit;
His lips knew water from the well
Which fed the vineyard’s root.
His eyes beheld the lame and blind,
He heard their piteous cry
And felt a surge of mercy for
The ones afraid to die…
He spoke a reassuring word,
“Believe, and thou shalt live,”
And thus a precious gift was brought
That only He could give –
A knowledge of eternal life
To every region hurled
By those same gentle hands which carved
A cradle… for the world.
Ruth Ebberts
from Anthology of Christian Poetry, 1996
And Now
He is presented
as the Light
to all nations
and the Friend
to all people
Joanna M. Weston
from Anthology of Christian Poetry, 1997
Sweet Perfume
“… and they brought him gold, frankincense and myrrh…”
gifts at His birth
adding a splendor to His name
Rose of Sharon
Lily of the Valley
honey wine from Cana
scent poured on His feet
petals and palms on pathways
when He entered Jerusalem
balm covering bruises
spices from winding cloths
when He lay in the tomb
fragrances permeate millenia
we carry them forever
life-giving elixers of love

Marie Asner
from Anthology of Christian Poetry, 1997
If you have a short Christmas poem you have written (20 lines or less) which you would like us to consider for our Poets Pen section, please send it to Christmas Poetry
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Christian poets are also invited to post their original works on the Christian Poets Pen Forum

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