Advent to Candlemas (Vol. 2)

O What Strange Light

O what strange light
the virgin saw
an angel bright
within the door
with God's request
that her pure womb
should be the home
of Jesus blest.

O what strange light
the shepherds saw
an angel choir
of dread and fright
proclaiming peace
goodwill to all
of our release
from Adam's fall.

O what strange light
the wise men saw
a star unlooked-for
lit the night
love out of lore
grace out of fear
the lion's claw
holds the lamb dear.

O what a light
the baby's smile
this Winter night
his birth we hail;
we love you Jesus
saviour dear
look after us
now you are  here.