in the beginning
was the word.
i am repeating
something i have said before.
say it again.
shall i say it again?
a child has been born.
a son given.
shall there now be endless peace?
“for hate is strong,
and mocks the song
of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
a great light has shined
in the light.
those who lived in a land of deep darkness
we who live in a land of deep darkness
a light has shined.
uphold it with justice and with righteousness.
the light shines in the darkness.
and the darkness did not overcome it.