Advent to Candlemas (Vol. 2)


  1. Emmanuel for all our days,
    Our Winter light
    Gives us new strength to praise
    The longest night:
    We hear the Baptist's Hosanna;
    Clean up the street.
    We feel the Jordan flow
    Around our feet.
  2. Emmanuel for every smile,
    Our beckoning,
    The Lamb to reconcile
    Our reckoning:
    We feel the infant leap
    In Mary's womb
    And faintly apprehend
    The gaping tomb.
  3. Emmanuel of all our love
    Who was foretold,
    King of frankincense and myrrh
    But not of gold:
    What sad, sweet harbinger
    Of revelry
    To end in death
    On Calvary.