December bids us through its long cold night,
Lift up your head, take cheer,
Though warmer months have slipped away,
And soon will pass the year.
Like vapour, nature lived its little life,
And now its cycle ends.
But still December's frosty breath
Its joyful tidings sends.
There is a message here for all the world
(Whose time is also near).
It echoes what the shepherds heard -
Good News for those who fear.
The world with all its year of gain and pain,
And wars, and rumours of,
December calls to stop and hear
About a Saviour's love
And you, whose dark'ning days are numbered too,
December hears your sigh,
And testifies of merriment
That God reserves on high.
The happiness of home and glowing hearth
A greater message teach
About a joyful home with God,
That faith can seek and reach.
When every earthly hope has lost its light,
When only fears remain,
And when the final lot is cast,
And human help is vain,
We need to find the One who came to us
As heaven's smiling face.
November thunders out the law-
December tells His grace.