All written in a book,
And every year at Christmas time,
I go and take a look.
And that is when I realise
That these names are a part
Not of the book they're written in,
But of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone,
Who has touched my life sometime
And in that meeting the've become
The "Rhythm and the Rhyme".
I really feel I am composed
Of each remembered name,
And while you may not be aware
Of feeling quite the same.
For once that you have known someone
The years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word
Or of a friendly face.
So never think of Christmas cards
Are just a mere routine
Of names upon a list, forgotten inbetween
For when I send a Christmas card
That is addressed to you,
It is because you're on that list
Of folks I'm indebted to
And whether I've known you
For many years or few,
In some way you have had a part
In shaping things I do.
So every year when Christmas comes
I just realize anew
The biggest gift that God can give
is knowing folks like you!