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Christmas Lament (Tune: St. Louis)

Tune: St. Louis

It sometimes may seem, as servants of the church in music and worship -- or as Sunday School teachers, secretaries, day-care providers, and parents -- 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.

Christmas Lament (PDF format)

Dean McIntyre (email: [email protected])is the music resources director for Discipleship Ministries.

A Christmas Lament by Dean McIntyre. Copyright © 1995 Dean McIntyre. Used by permission. Published 1999, 2004 by Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church, PO Box 340003; Nashville TN 37203; telephone 1-877-899-2780, ext. 7073. Web site: www.umcworship.org. All rights reserved.

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