Come, Jesus Christ, meet us today
as infant, youth and man,
and when we vow to walk your Way,
say, "By my grace, you can."
Come, newborn Christ, with Mary's song
in every waking cry,
of hunger fed, the weak made strong,
the humble lifted high.
Come, sit among us, Christ the youth,
and question all we teach.
Inspire us, by your zeal for truth,
to live the love you preach.
Come, prophet-healer, timely voice
of God's eternal Word.
Claim us and send us, by your choice,
and by your Spirit stirred.
Come as our Maker's love unfurled,
condemned and crucified,
yet reaching out to all the world
with arms spread open wide.
Come, Risen Christ, with bread and cup,
your people still to feed.
Come now to love and lift us up
and meet our every need.