The Work of Christmas
by Howard Thurman

 When the song of the angels is stilled,
 When the star in the sky is gone,
 When the kings and princes are home,
 When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
 The work of Christmas begins:
      To find the lost,
      To heal the broken,
      To feed the hungry,
      To release the prisoner,
      To rebuild the nations,
      To bring peace among the people,
      To make music in the heart. 

This poem and others by Howard Thurman can be found in The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations, published by Friends United Press.

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