Thereís no baby in my stable,
No shepherds on my lawn
But a tree of lights gleams in my home,
And my yule log flickers on.
I donít light the menorah
I wonít be at midnight mass
But I know one thing this winterís eve;
That darkness cannot last.
Candles for the Kingís birthday,
And prayers for Ramadan
Quema del Diablo
And Dong Ji red from the pan
Bon nen kai to lose your woes,
Kawanzaaís seven lights,
They all boil down to say
Youíre not alone this winterís night.
I wish you light whenever you need it
And a flame within your soul
To warm your heart in wintertime
When everything feels cold
I wish you love with never the asking,
Given freely from the heart
And measured not in gifts, but in
The glow that eases the dark.
Amid the Christmas carols
And the shopping, and the rush
The reason for the season
Speaks in every snowfall hush;
That things must have their turning
Both the blooming and the freeze
But to last the night, we all need light
To bring hope for winterís ease.
So I hope my flame has kindled
Something good within your life
I hope this song Iíve written
Might ease just a bit of strife
But even if my hopes canít reach
Beyond the seasonís noise,
Youíll still require light
To help unwrap all of your toys
So take this light whenever you need it,
At your table, or your tree,
Your candles, or your hearthfires,
I offer it for free.
And itís all right to let it pass by you
But if you add your own light too,
This circle is made whole
When I take fire back from you.