As Long as There Is Christmas
By Jack Zavada (with permission to use)
The first few lights glow brightly, as you watch the season start.
You know you should be happy, but don't feel it in your heart.
Instead you think about a time when someone laughed with you,
and the love you shared then filled your soul But too soon it was
So Christmas comes with sadness, and a yearning deep inside,
a thirst for love and peace and hope that will not be denied.
Late one night you hear a voice, so soft and without blame...
then you realize He's calling your name.
"I know you hurt and loneliness, the heartache that you bear,
I listen and I cry with you through every single prayer.
"I promised in the manger and fulfilled it on the cross.
I built a home that's filled with love for all those who are lost.
"So let me come and heal your heart and give you rest within.
For my way is kind and gentle and will bring you joy again."
His words still echo through the years, a vow that He made true,
"As long as there's a Christmas, I will be in love with you."