A Hymn for Advent

Gift of God, Sweet Mary’s Boy

© 2005 Mollie McKibbon

 Jesus in the manger

 

 

 

Child of heaven, once foretold

By God’s prophets long ago.

Come into our hearts today;

Sit beside us while we pray.

Gift of God, Sweet Mary’s Boy,

You are peace, hope, love and joy!

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Old Isaiah heard your name,

Jeremiah, Micah too.

Malachi prepared the way;

Zephaniah told his day.

Gift from God, Sweet Mary’s Boy,

You are peace, hope, love and joy!

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Shepherd promised, Child of Light,

Come and shine our dark away,

We, like magi, seek your star,

Wand’ring sheep, we’ve gone too far.

Gift from God, Sweet Mary’s Boy,

You are peace, hope, love and joy!

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Immanuel, full of grace,

Branch from Jesse, Mighty King,

Humble Servant, God’s own Son,

We worship You, O Holy One.

Gift of God, Sweet Mary’s Boy,

You are peace, hope, love and joy!

 

 

What Kind of King?

crown of thorns #2What Kind of King?

© 2013 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

What kind of king has a crown of thorns,

A borrowed robe and a court that scorns?

What kind of king has no retinue,

No army of might, no jeweled shoe?

What kind of king is so humble and meek

That he washed the dirt from other folks’ feet?

What kind of king heals the deaf and lame,

The sick and downtrodden with nothing to gain?

What kind of king claims no kingdom on earth,

But promises all a holy re-birth?

What kind of king is nailed to a cross

And loses his clothes when dice are tossed?

What kind of king dies in terrible pain,

Is buried, mourned and rises again?

What kind of king forgives and forgets

Even sins we haven’t committed yet?

What kind of king promises hope and love

And eternal life in a realm above?

The King that created all life from the start,

Is my Lord, Jesus Christ, the King of my heart.