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Christmas Come Close

Christmas come close
in a child's crumpled face,
to the ragged and raw
in a harsh birthing place,
	in a surging of joy,
	in a bundle held tight,
	in a breath, in a cry
	through the dark of the night.

Christmas come close
to the place where we are,
in our longing for peace,
for a sign, for a star,
	for a certainty born
	in uncertainty's space,
	for a mystery grasped
	that our blindness can trace.

Christmas come close
to the world that is bleak,
giving hope a new home,
making prophecy speak:
	so the angels will sing,
	and the wise will be heard,
	and the powers will take heed
	of this child and his word.

Christmas come close
into focus and frame,
to humanity's heart
for the child to make claim:
	for the poor to be served,
	for the rich to kneel low,
	for Magnificat now
	in the Christmas we know.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 2014 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: Faith, Hope, and Love - Lim

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Theme: Christmas

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

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