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The Bells Of Christmas

Story ID:1282
Written by:Nancy J. Kopp (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Manhattan KS USA
Year:2003
Person:The Christmas Babe
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The Bells Of Christmas

Keep Christmas in my heart, Lord.
Help me remember the love and joy
that Advent season brings each year.

Let me hear the bells of Christmas
long after the sacred day is done,
ring them loud, ring them clear.

I want to celebrate your birthday
each and every day, if only quietly.
Let me not forget the beloved tale.

If I spread the love of Christmas
all January, June and hot July,
will its message sound as dear?

Keep Christmas in my heart, Lord.
Ring the bells of Christmas softly,
hold them close so that I may hear.

When everyday cares and woes
push the Christmas story far away,
let the blessed bells bring it back again.

Keep Christmas in my heart, Lord.
I'll ring the chimes for those who've
not yet heard the message of the bells.

Note: written in 2003 to use at a Christmas I gave at a church Christmas Brunch