When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
Lord, we are so often overwhelmed by
the busyness of this time of the year.
O come Emmanuel,
come into our hearts
and show us by your light
Bless the creators, O God of creation,
who by their gifts make the world
a more joyful and beautiful realm.