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The Christmas Wish (SAB/3-Part Chorus)

By Carol Troutman Wiggins [ASCAP], Mary White Pustrom

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Choir, SAB - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Carol Troutman Wiggins [ASCAP], Mary White Pustrom. Christian, Repertoire, General Instructional, Christmas. Sheet Music Single. 17 pages. Published by Carol Troutman Wiggins (S0.165901).

Item Number: S0.165901

Would you like a different kind of Christmas wish this year? Here it is!
This song is based on the poem "Christmas Wishes" written by contemporary author and poet Mary WhitePustrom. Mary wrote many poems with the theme of Christmas, including what shethought people should wish for at Christmas. While so many adults wish for anew car, a sparkling diamond ring, or celebrating with a nice vacation in thetropics, she believes that Christmas wishes should be taken a step further byconsidering the wishes and needs of others more so than our own. In her poem"Christmas Wishes," her desire for reaching out to others and granting them theirwishes for the simple things in life take on great meaning:

"Christmas Wishes"

by Mary White Pustrom

Now that Christmas is drawing near Icannot help but see

All the poor and needy people who arereaching out to me.

It seems that everywhere I look there isa need to fill;

I feel so inadequate when their wishes Ican't fill.

Among the lights and decorations, thereis hunger and despair,

Faces filled with sadness while brightcarols fill the air;

Little children who are cold and hungrywait for Santa Claus,

Wishing that he would bring them food,for that's a worthy cause.

 Others laughing, smiling, singing - socompletely unaware

Of all the pain and suffering that'saround them everywhere;

They wish for generosity in ourthoughts, time, and deeds,

And wish that here at Christmas time,someone could fill their needs.

My wish is that we reach out to oursisters and our brothers,

Who depend on us for kindness from oneto another;

Fill our hearts with Christmas cheer,and teach us how to share,

So that Christmas wishes will befulfilled all throughout the year.

It sounds like she might have the rightidea. At this time of year, it is so easy to get caught up in buying andreceiving presents, the lights, and the Christmas tree, without considering thesimple needs of others. Maybe this year, these simple wishes will come true forsome:

·      Sick littlechildren to be healed

·      Homeless peopleand children to find a family

·      For the lessfortunate to have enough food, clothing, shelter, and shoes on their feet

·      That no onespends Christmas lonely and alone, and spent the way it should be, with loving familyand friends.

 Most of all, wish that by caring for oneanother, Christmas wishes would come true all year long.

~ Carol Troutman Wiggins

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