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Rated: E · Poetry · Cultural · #1497560
I stole the concept then wrote the words...
My candle says, “Lord you are welcome here.”
In County Cork where mother’s people still dwell
they stand strong for the Lord, while the rest of the world
slowly, steadily creeps away from Him.
From every house, mansion or hovel, a red candle shows
to welcome the Holy Family should they come to pass.
For all know on Christmas Eve each year,
Joseph, Mother Mary, and the Christchild wandered the earth,
searching to see if there is any more human kindness,
the spirit of welcome more present
than on that winter’s night in Bethlehem two centuries ago.
My candle says, “Lord you are welcome here.”

My candle says, “Lord you are welcome here.”
Little Mary light the candle and place it in the window,
For it is Christmas Eve and we must welcome our friends,
Saint Nicholas and wayward heavenly travelers.
The little lights shining through the glass
shows a welcome for all who shall pass
in this season of love and giving.
We pray that we are found worthy
in your heavenly eyes on Christmas day.
My candle says, “Lord you are welcome here.”
Lord you are welcome here!





****In Ireland, one of the most commonly used phrases around the holidays is "Happy Christmas."

If you were to say Happy Christmas to just one other person, you would say:

"Nollaig Shona Duit"

If you were addressing the same greeting to two or more persons, you would say:
"Nollaig Shona Daoibh"

This literally means "You have a Happy Christmas."

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/ACalend/XmasGreetings.html****
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