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The Light Of Life

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broker6
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The Light Of Life
by ăRichard Budig 1996

Each year we gather ‘round this table,
Laden with the bounty of our love and labor,
We ring it in a human chain
As we raise our voices in prayer

Heavenly Father we gather this day
To welcome anew Your only son
And to beseech Your blessing
Upon us, each and every one

Into Your hands we place our trust,
And unto You we make this promise
That the flame of this joyful birth
Will light the darkest corner in each of us

The world, Lord, lies in blight,
And everywhere is trouble and strife,
But through this precious gift
You have given us the light of life

And so, as we gather at this table,
heavy with the harvest of our hands,
We praise You most sweetly
For this gift -- so tiny, yet so grand.

© Copyright 1999 broker6 - All Rights Reserved
Sally S.
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1 posted 12-07-1999 10:48 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Amen!  We should all take time to give thanks...even for what seems to be the little things.  So many do not realize how much they truly have.  Beautiful, Richard.
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Excellent, Richard. This poem is a prayer unto itself.

 To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

WhtDove
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I love it, I love it, I love it!!!

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Jesus is the reason for the season

Tara Simms
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Beautifully put.  So many people forget the reason for the season.

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Severn
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Humbly beautiful, Broker. I like it.

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 12-08-1999).]
Nan
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Very nice, indeed....Nice job, Richard...
hoot_owl_rn
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So beautifuly put  
Denise
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Very beautiful, Richard. I love this!  

 Denise


 
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