That You May Find the King

These gifts I wish for you this Christmas day,

These simple gifts the heart may ever hold:

The faith to see the Holy Star's clear ray

Leading to Bethlehem; the treasured gold

Minted from friendship through the changing years;

The frankincense of hope to ease despair;

The myrrh of love that will illume your tears

Revealing Heaven through the gate of prayer.

From the garden of your heart may you give flowers

Petaled with all the beauty you have known

To burgeon for another's perilous hours--

Who walks with beauty never walks alone.

These gifts I wish for you and may they bring

The chrism of peace that you may find the King.