The Everlasting Light

based on: O Little Town Of Bethlehem by Phillips Brooks

O little Earth of duality
How still you show the lie
Some still deep in dreamless sleep
Awareness passes by
Yet in the dark streets there shines
The Everlasting Light
Waiting there so patiently
To meet when your time’s right

The Cosmos of stars, together
Knew of the Holy birth
To bring forth the Heavenly King
Heralding Peace on Earth
For Christ was born of Mary
And so below as above
While mortals sleep, Spirits keep
Present, with Unconditional Love

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human Hearts
The Blessings of His Heaven
Freewill to choose acceptance
Of the Divine within
Each chooses if, and when, to walk
The Christed-Way, to begin

O Holy Child of Divinity
Come to show the true way
Eternal Loving, Peace to bring
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas Angels
And joyful, join to tell
You are in us, please meld with us
Our Lord Immanuel

Trina Graves – 5th December 2019

About This Poem

To get some ideas for Christmas themes to write about I read through some carols and noted which lines stood out to me. I also wondered if I could have a go at updating any of them for my collection of Affirming The Classics, but thought not.

Obviously, from the title of this poem, you can see what got my attention when I read O Little Town Of Bethlehem, and I also wanted to write about the ‘dark streets.’ I never intended to use the whole carol, but that’s what flowed when I wrote!

I haven’t categorised it with the Affirmation poems as it doesn’t totally fit with my aim of re-writing old classics making them into personal affirmations of positivity.

Original carol:

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love

O holy child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin, and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide in us
Our Lord Immanuel

Phillips Brooks  1835 – 1893

I have written six new Christmas poems, and will be adding all of them in these last few days before Christmas 2019. I have a link page for my Christmas Poems, if you would like to read more from this year, or previous years.

Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones
And may you all be Blessed with an abundance of Love, Light & Joy
Now, and as we step into the new energy decade of 2020
Trina ❤  

The Everlasting Light - based on O Little Town Of Bethlehem - by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
image: jeffjacobs1990 on Pixabay

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