Who sweep the stable when Christmas is over,
who clear the table, the crumbs of the meal?
Practical people, compassionate people,
people not proud to take basin and kneel.
Who take the load for the helpless and hurting,
who drive the road when the crisis is there?
People of spirit, compassionate people,
people with hands at the ready to care.
Who are the first to bring calm into chaos,
who tend the worst and restore what is best?
Heart-and-soul people, compassionate people,
saviors and servants, humanity's test.
God, give us eyes for the needs of our neighbor,
God make us wise to the actions that bless,
being your servants and taking directions,
gladly and instantly answering "Yes!"