伍渭文牧師 – 這個聖誕,我要燃點燭光

I will Light Candles this Christmas
by Howard Thurman (1899-1981)

I will light Candles this Christmas;
Candles of joy despite all sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fears ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all the year long.
這個聖誕,我要燃點燭光;
喜樂的燭光,在悲傷中搖曳,
盼望的燭光,照亮四周的沮喪,
勇敢的燭光,直視懼怕亦步亦趨,
平安的燭光,在狂飆中柔暉穩妥,
恩典的燭光,使重担輕盈一點,
仁愛的燭光,激勵我的生活,
從歲首到年終,燭光常在。
(伍渭文譯,將臨期第二主日,2011)