Our Christmas reunion, always in the past
Was something in our hearts so dear
A like in the chain will be missing this year
Our sorrow will be hard to bear

The family will gather at home as before
For that's what you'd want us to do
Our Christmas reunion, this year will be sad
Only God knows how much we'll miss you

Your place by the fireside will look so alone
With you not in your rocking chair
We'll miss the sweet smile and the touch of your hand
At our Christmas reunion this year

We'll pray for the courage to smile and pretend
That you're back with us again
Our Christmas reunion we'll have as before
Your memory will never grow dim