Howard Thurman

(1899 – 1981 / Daytona Beach, Florida)

When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled - Poem by Howard Thurman

When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: christmas


Comments about When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled by Howard Thurman

  • (12/27/2018 9:57:00 AM)

    Beautiful! ! There is work to be done for others through Christ.....! ! ! ! This poem is extremely inspirational! ! ! Let's work! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2017 7:18:00 PM)

    kind of gets to the heart of things...this poem makes me cry (Report)Reply

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  • Dutendra Chamling (12/21/2015 10:29:00 PM)

    Howard Thurman! Beautiful poem...! (Report)Reply

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  • Dutendra Chamling (12/21/2015 10:28:00 PM)

    Jamie Veloso! Beautiful poem...! (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (12/21/2015 6:04:00 PM)

    Lovely depiction of essence of Christmas - the time to strengthen and earnestly foster universal brotherhood of man. A time of love, the time of charity towards the uncharitable... A well articulated piece of poetry, insight penned in poetic diction with conviction. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 14, 2015



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