Advent to Candlemas (Vol. 3)

Hope Restored

Starlight on the rustic shed
Golden light upon the snow,
Angel voices overhead,
Mary singing down below:
Prophets never saw the day
Of Jesus lying in the hay.

Humble shepherds, leave your sheep,
Kings, lay by your earthly power,
Offer what you most would keep,
Comfort, idleness and power:
Christ more potent than he seems,
Far beyond your wildest dreams.

Come, all people, dance and sing,
To the infant lying here,
Steps and voice your offering,
Thankfulness your Christmas cheer:
Tell the story of Your Lord,
Death denied and hope restored.