O little love, who comes again,
the Word reborn to make God plain,
O Child who shines, the Jesus light --
disarm the world this Christmas night!
No heart so hard it does not move,
no hate resist your open love;
defenseless in our hands you come
to Herod's power, to Mary's home.
As all the wise look for your star,
so I must follow where you are --
as you are light so must I be,
as you are peace, be peace in me.