Christmas Everywhere

~ Phillip Brooks

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in lands of the fir-tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm-tree and vine,
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where cornfields stand sunny and bright,
Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in his flight,
Broods o’er brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great, no cottage too small.

Then let every heart keep its Christmas within,
Christ’s pity for sorrow, Christ’s hatred for sin,
Christ’s care for the weakest, Christ’s courage for right,
Christ’s dread for darkness, Christ’s love of the light,
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!

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