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TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY (COMMERCIAL VERSION)

God rest you merry shoppers,

Let nothing you dismay…

Remember sales are going on

This after-Christmas day,

You’ll save yourself a bundle for

What credit cards will pay–

O-oh tidings comfort if employed–

If employed,

O-oh comforts of after Christmas joy!

–Jonathan Caswell

(My apologies to whomever prefers the original words to this Christmas carol!)

COUNTING DOWN

COUNTING DOWN

Counting down to the moment

Of ultimate ecstasy foment…

We stay awake

For children’s’ sake,

Bearing with credit card torment.

Meaning slips year by year,

The older ways are more clear…

Yearly reminders

No commercial blinders,

Repetitious–but our conscience clears.

Come now to Bethlehem,

Marvel at the Babe again…

For joy running deep

While the Child’s sleep

Calms us to thank God for Him.

–Jonathan Caswell