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Your Christmas Light

by Edward Nickerson

Why do we hang a light at Christmas,
For all the world to see?
Does it shine with greater brilliance,
To light the way for me?
Will we gaze upon its brightness,
As we hang it on a tree?
Or remember it has a purpose,
To speak to you and me.

A star came down from Glory,
To shine upon this earth.
The glory and the splendor
Announced the Saviour's birth.
The wise men were excited,
To follow such a star.
It brought them to the town,
When they had travelled far.

The shepherds heard the story,
As the angels from Heaven above.
Fear not I bring you tidings,
Of joy and peace and love.
Wrapped in rags and in a manger,
The Light from heaven came down.
And all then heard the story,
How God's glory had come down.

So, when you hang a light at Christmas,
Place it high that all can see.
A light that saves the sinner,
For all eternity.
A light that shines for gentiles,
That includes both you and me.
Let your light so shine for Jesus,
To speak for you and me.

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