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Our Christmas Time is Bitter-Sweet

John Oldham



A tribute to Joanne Oldham

1. Our Christmas time is bitter-sweet. The rose also has thorns.
We celebrate the gift of love in refugee - new born.
2. Our Christmas time is bitter-sweet. There’s laughter mixed with tears.
There’s pain and grief and yet there’s hope as Love transforms our fears.
3. Our Christmas time is bitter-sweet. Some families unite
While others know division’s hurt, in darkness long for light.
4. Our Christmas time is bitter-sweet; of that we can’t deny,
and yet we hear/sing the carol’s theme; In peace on faith rely.
5. Repeat verse one, optional.

JohnWesley Oldham. Fri. Dec. 20. 2013. 5.50-6 a.m. bedside journal entry, pondering contrasting feelings at Christmas.

© John Oldham 2013


Last Updated: 12/01/15
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