Friday, July 07, 2006

an advent hymn for Christ our God

In winter's grey and starry-veiled night,
When darkness reigns amid the falling snow,
To Bethlehem is come the heavenly Light
That bids the bleakness flee with His bright glow.
A tiny boy born from the virgin's womb,
And helpless, drawn near to young Mary's breast,
Is God in flesh, here to defeat the tomb
And bring His people home to heaven's rest.
This Light of heaven, brightly burning flame,
Will shine in earth's last days, His fire to burn
Away the old and evil, for His fame,
And judge the world that holy grace did spurn.
Light of the world, You shine upon us now,
And at Your feet Your children come to bow.

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