The tinkling of a bell by Tony McLoughlin


Fluttering wings and tinkling bells and angels voices singing …..
A Christmas song
A melody unfolding
Innocence has been reborn
Into a world forgiven
Purified and sanctified
By loving hearts in union
And everything is fresh and new
And sparkling like the snow
And there’s the sound of happy laughter
And the sight of grace in flow
All old wounds and grievances
Are gently laid aside
And lack and loss forgotten
Because death itself has died
A star shone in the heavens
One still and silent night
And it filled men’s hearts with tenderness
And blessed their eyes with sight
It seemed they had awakened
From a sleep, in which they’d dreamed of hell
But there was just the voice of angels
And the tinkling of a bell.

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