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A Christmas Lament (Tune: CAROL)

Words: Dean McIntyre: 1998
Music, Tune CAROL, by Richard Storrs Willis, 1850.

It sometimes may seem, as servants of the church, that the demands placed upon us during Advent and Christmas make our own observance and celebration of the season difficult or even impossible. In the pressure of extra services and rehearsals, parties, pageants, and shopping, it is all too easy for us to lose sight of why we prepare for and celebrate Jesus' birth.

This song is dedicated to all those who work so hard to make Christmas special for others.

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