What Shall I Give Him, Poor As I Am?


        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 flocks,
        The work of Christmas begins:

                    To find the lost,
                    To heal the broken,
                    To feed the hungry,
                    To release the prisoner,
                    To rebuild the nations,
                    To bring peace among brothers,
                    To make music in the heart.

from a Poem by Howard Thurman Submitted by Allan Lohaus


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Thanks Allan, It is a beautiful poem by Howard Thurman. The message calls for prayer and action. Charlie

Ruth Smith

Thanks Normale and Alan for posting this. It says so much about who we are/want to be as a Community and Church.

Frd Garvin

What we want is the poem that has the first line which we think is what shall I give Him poor as I am, and the last line is: I shall give Him my heart. Can you help? Your poem is nice We may use it if you say it is O.K.



Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)