Song of Wonder
© 2017 Mollie Pearce McKibbon
Zechariah longed for a son,
Old, he thought, all hope was gone.
When God surprises , hope arises
And heavenly will is done.
O sing of wonder, sing of light!
Angels sing in pure delight.
God’s devices all suffices
Banishing darkest night.
Mary had no thought of all
God’s good graces on her to fall.
Gabriel found her to astound her
Telling of God’s great call.
All night Joseph tossed and turned,
Stunned by all that he had learned.
Should he marry or be wary,
Should Mary’s love be spurned?
Herod was only king in name.
All he sought was gold and fame.
Though so clever, he would never
Destroy what God had ordained.
Never think your day is done
Or say a battle cannot be won.
When God surprises, hope arises
And Holy Spirit will come.