Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yule Fires

John G. MacCinnon
(Tune: "Greensleeves")

In ancient days the folk of old
When chilled with fright by Winter's cold
Did kindle up a great Yule fire
With leaping flames in its great pyre;

So to entice the waning Sun
To rise again and wider run;
Its firey course across the sky
To warm them so they would not die

So we, whose minds now sense a chill
Of anger in the evil will
The human conflict, hate, and strife
Which hold a menace over life;

Would kindle up a flame of love
That we within our hearts may move
In Yuletide joy, with love embrace
And thus abide in peace and grace

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