Some years, our family has been privileged to collaborate in crafting a Christmas carol. As we move from Thanksgiving to Advent, I am thankful for a God , who sees, and knows… Here is this year’s rough copy, based on Isaiah 61. When all the musicians get here, we’ll work out the transitions.
I have come…to find the lost, you lonely
Lend my truth, to light the corners of your mind.
I have come…to help the broke and hurting
Mend your hearts: I offer to you mine.
Let the little children come – the orphaned, lame, forgotten ones
Climb into the reaches of my heart.
Let the weary, burdened see; there’s rest in doing life with me
The blind, the poor – in seeing what I see.
I have come…to loose the chains that hold you.
You’re free to soar, unfettered by a past.
Beauty’s hope, in trade for broken dreams and burned-out ashes,
Joy will rise into a kingdom that will last.
The valleys and the hills made low, an easy path for us to go
Let the echoes ring, of the joy I bring.
I have come.
I have come.
(SPOKEN) I have come, image of my Father’s glory.
HERE I AM… to offer you his love.
I bring strength for your trial, power for your struggle,
The gift of wisdom, and a peace that will not end.
(SING) Let the children come…
Let the people see…
Let my kingdom come
When you believe.