“Gather at the Fire” Lyrics

It’s been far too long since a blog post, but hopefully this will suffice. These are the lyrics to a Hilltops and Coffeeshops Christmas original.

“Gather at the Fire” by Hilltops & Coffeeshops

A thousand sparkling lights
Match the crisp clear night
O’er a plain of white
All the world seems right except in memory
Spice of evergreen
Recalls the manger scene
As the wassails steam
Cheer grows per diem in most hearts

Forget the crushing burdens of the year
Remember – hope is here
Gather at the fire
Admire the humble king
God has come to redeem

Jingling of bells
Sounds the come Noel
Stockings hung compel
Dismiss what befell since Christmas last
Carols fill the air
Cocoa melts all care
Candles tell prepare
For what angels declare

Forget the crushing burdens of the year
Remember – hope is here
Gather at the fire
Admire the humble king
God has come to redeem

Darkness, death, disaster have come
They will come again
But the Creator has loved
Enough to enter in
Heartbreak and despair have come (Be merry)
They will come again (Be merry)
But Christ the Healer has come (Be merry)
And He will come again (Be merry)

Forget the crushing burdens of the year
Remember – hope is here
Gather at the fire
Admire the humble king
God has come to redeem

So be merry (Be merry)

Music will be forthcoming soon. While this song matches our angle from last year of empathizing with those who can’t find the immediate joy of the season, we tried to take it a little deeper this time and not leave the listener hanging next to a guy with a broken heart. Ultimately there is a reason to hope despite all of the calamities and hurt that may have come since last we gathered ’round the fire and evergreen with family and friends; the Creator has loved enough to enter in. That is the essence of what has become an economic holiday. God has entered into our suffering with us. So be merry.

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