Cathedral choirs confident sing,
church brass bells joyous ring,
holy hymnal hope proclaimed:
search for stable, gospel-famed.
Hungry hearts seek sacred sign,
candle glow, godly wine;
strong brass eagle, wingspan wide,
organ pipes proclaim with pride.
Pagan tree, bauble-hung,
hallowed all hosannas sung,
red the berry, serrated leaf,
plum pudding follows spiced beef.
Festive food, extra chairs,
presents wrapped with extra care;
train travel, plane or car
kith and kin from near and far.
What your hope this advent time?
Tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine:
grip blessed book, recite holy verse,
fully-neutered, serpent’s curse.