Friday, November 30, 2018

Advent hymn: A voice cries out in the wilderness

A voice cries out in the wilderness: “Prepare the Lord a way!”
A voice calls out of our loneliness for night to break into day.
We cry that wars and violence and rank injustice cease:
We pray the holy peace of God; come now, O Prince of Peace.

A choir sings into the silent night, “O come, Emmanuel!”
The song breaks into our darkened hearts, our frightened voices now swell.
We cry for healing and for hope, for broken souls’ release:
We pray the holy peace of God; come now, O Prince of Peace.

O every valley shall be filled up, and every heart elate;
For peace is stronger than violence, and love is louder than hate.
We cry for joy and yearn for love and grace now to increase:
We pray the holy peace of God; come now, O Prince of Peace.




TEXT: CSF, 2018 (inspired by liturgy by Anna Traynham)
MUSIC: Tune CAROL, Richard Storrs Willis, 1850.





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