“The Work of Christmas” Rev. Howard Thurman

The Work of Christmas


When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.


“The Work of Christmas” in The Mood of Christmas & Other Celebrations (1985)


2 thoughts on ““The Work of Christmas” Rev. Howard Thurman

  1. I have always loved this! Thurman was a colleague of my father’s and Bruce and I knew him back in our Boston days. Thanks. Your reflections are one of the beautiful blessings in my life. Love and blessings to you in 2015! Paula


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