Mary in the stable waiting.
hears again the angel’s voice:
‘favoured one the Lord is with you,
all Creation sings: ‘Rejoice!’
Mary waits, and heaven wonders,
at the Prince of Glory’s birth
from her womb, inside that stable,
heaven’s waiting room on earth.

Shepherds waiting on the mountain,
Wise Men searching for a sign,
hear that outcasts can be welcomed
at the baby Jesus’ side.
So the earth’s unlikely pilgrims
find themselves upon their knees
and a teenage mother watches
as they hail a refugee.

Son of God and hope of heaven,
with the waiting ones on earth,
we expect a world of diff’rence
when your justice comes to birth.
So the world is waiting, hoping
for the promised day to dawn;
when our longings find fulfilment
through the babe in Bethlehem born.

Tune: The Carnival is Over, Scarlet Ribbons

Gareth Hill. Copyright 2003 © Gareth Hill Publishing/Song Solutions CopyCare, 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, TN22 1QG

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