Christmas and good will to all people –
Do we mean that really – Yugoslavia,
And the victims of African famine,
Or is it only to us that Happy Christmas
Applies and to none other in the world –
Look in your heart and find love for all.

These children are having their hell now.
I cannot imagine worse than those people
Dying of starvation and dying forgotten.
What hell is in store for we who live well
And have lost compassion for the little ones.
It will be a mighty millstone round the neck.

Do not feel guilt as loved ones come first –
Of course they must – but their vulnerability
Makes us aware of the desperate and needy.
Add an extra child or two to your list and
Thereby ensure that someone will get fed
At Christmastime – season of joy and goodwill!

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat,
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat,
If you haven’t got a penny, a halfpenny will do –
If you haven’t got a halfpenny – God Bless you.
Your good thoughts directed to little children
Will surely help others to give generously.