Christmas Carol 2008

Metre: 44 6 D and refrainTune: Coventry Carol

Starlight and hay –
our saviour Christ is born
for us on Christmas Day

Truth breaks the door
of reason’s law;
God shares our human form:
a new born son,
love’s chosen One –
subject to pain and storm.

From heaven’s light
to Bethlem’s night,
the angel hosts did sing:
that peace on earth
through Jesus’ birth
to every age would bring.

Our world is lost
without the cost
of God incarnate’s grace;
the stable bare,
the cold night air,
reveals th’eternal’s face.

Beyond my power
in history’s hour,
a new truth changes all;
God’s life shines bright
with inner light
in simple cattle stall.

© Neil Thompson 2008