Oh! Why leave the Christ out of Christmas
Why substitute “X” for His name?
There is naught else on earth or in Heaven
Can ever make Christmas the same.
Be it thoughtlessness, hate, or indifference,
By the fault I grieve and offend;
When I leave the Christ out of Christmas
I’m slighting my very best friend.
When I leave the Christ out of Christmas,
In vain is my holiday mirth,
For the Christ, God’s gift to His children
Is the Christ who brought Christmas to earth.
God forgive me the thoughtless omission,
I would not that Christ should depart;
Not only the Christ at the yuletide,
But all of the year in my heart.