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Christmas Every Week: Gentle Jesus

Arnold Kellett, focusinjg on the true meaning of Christmas, reminds us that twelve million children a year still die of hunger and preventable disease.

To purchase a copy of Arnoldís much-loved book Kelletís Christmas please click on http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kellets-Christmas-Arnold-Kellett/dp/1858521157/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231273574&sr=1-4

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
What sentimental false veneer
Imagines that you might have smiled
To see our cosy Christmas cheer!

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
Homeless, ragged refugee!
Forgive us, festively beguiled,
For hearts grown hard with luxury.

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
Who came our famished souls to feed,
Let self-indulgence be reviled,
Turn inside out our generous greed!

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
We would your righteous anger learn,
For children starved, diseased, defiled,
With fierce protesting fury burn!

Ah! What a scandal if we fail
To feed a single starving child,
From Bethlehem we'll blaze a trail
For gentle Jesus, meek and mild!


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