For some reason it really spoke to my heart since it seems as if my life is noisy, chaotic and a wee bit wearisome these days. This verse, which wasn't in either of my hymnals, was especially sweet:
Yet with the woes of sin and strife the world hath suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man hears not the love song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife and hear the angels sing.
This Christmas I'm hoping to find a way to be still and listen.