Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas’ gift

Christmas’ gift

By May Kwek

Christmas is a time most dear
A time of wondrous giving
When the goodwill of all the year
Fills the air with blessing

When smiles grace every face
A gift to themselves and all
And music plays in every place
And there always seems to be more

When friends send cards and letters
With just simple greetings
But what really matters
Is the thoughts that they are bringing

When family can gather around
And put simply put aside
The subjects that make so many frown
And sit round the fire’s light

Oh yes Christmas is filled with joy
From these little presents
And every little girl and boy
Learns that this is the reason

That Christmas is such a wonderful thing
Because it is always giving
It is the spirit with which the air sings
It is the song of rejoicing

For with Christmas came
The greatest gift of all
The one with the dearest of names
Our Saviour, born for all

Merry Christmas!

Copyright © 2017 by May Kwek

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Have you heard?

Have you heard?

By May Kwek

There is a gossip in the marketplace
There is a rumour in Bethlehem
Listen! Listen!
Can you hear them?

“Have you heard?” in a voice low
The women quietly say
That the King invited 3 wise men
To dine with him today?

I have heard they carry great gifts
Myrrh, frankincense and gold
Why are they coming here?
What stories have they been told?

“Have you heard?” in a voice of awe
The men quietly whisper
That Zachariah speaks again?
And Elizabeth is a mother?

They say the child is named John
That he will be the voice in the wilderness
Imagine, just imagine
Who he will herald in greatness!

“Have you heard?” in joyous laughter
The children ask as they play
I’ve heard a voice in the wind whisper
That the Angels will sing today!

I wonder why they are singing
Is something happening today?
I have asked mother and I have asked father
But they haven’t heard so they say

“Have you heard?” in exultation
Asks the Angels on high
A miracle is about to happen
Oh let out a glorious cry!

Oh Bethlehem! They cry
As they gather to sing
Have you heard? They ask
You will welcome the King!

“And have you heard?” in a mighty voice
Asks the Almighty God
I have descended from heaven
To with the lowest trod

For tonight I will come
And be among my creation
For you whom I dearly love
I’ve come to bring salvation!

Oh have you heard?

Copyright © 2017 by May Kwek