How Lovely 'Tis To Take This Time
How lovely 'tis to take this time
To greet our dearest friends,
To wish them health and happiness
Before the Old Year ends.
Darkness comes late afternoons
And Winter lies ahead.
But friendship is a glowing fire
When all seems cold and dead.
Just as in some vacant barn
Unnoticed in the night,
The whole of human history turns
So we, too, make things right.
We must keep alive the flame
Though darkness grips the earth.
For in the love we find in friends
Is our chance for rebirth!