God’s Merriment

“God rest you merry,

gentlemen …”

and in these pressured days

I, too, would seek to be so blessed

by Him, who still conveys

His merriment, along with rest.

So I would beg, on tired knees,

“God rest me merry,

this Christmas, please …”  


Taken by permission and adapted from “Clouds are the Dust of His Feet,” by Ruth Bell Graham. ©1992 The Ruth Bell Graham Literary Trust.