I have no idea who to hook up with this........I just know that lots of my favorite bloggers do this Poetry Friday thing.......if you could please direct me to the source, I would appreciate it......
The Christ Candle
By Kate Louise Brown
Little taper set tonight,
Throw afar thy tiny light
Up and down the darksome street,
Guide the tender, wandering feet
Of the darling Christ-child sweet.
He is coming in the snow,
As He came so long ago,
When the star set oer the hill,
When the town is dark and still,
Comes to do the Fathers will.
Little taper spread thy ray,
Make His pathway light as day;
Let some door be open wide
For this guest of Christmas-tide,
Dearer than all else beside.
Little Christ-child, come to me,
Let my heart Thy shelter be;
Such a home Thou wilt not scorn.
So the bells on Christmas morn,
Glad shall ring, "A Christ is born!"
Poem taken from
One Thousand Poems for Children
by Elizabeth Hough Sechrist