Friday, December 06, 2002

Today's Hymn

Today's Hymn comes via Kairos Musical Advisor, Dave Pawlak.

"People, Look East is one of my favorite modern Advent hymns. The tune is Besancon (not in CyberHymnal, but found

People look East. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People look East, today:
Love the Guest is on the way.

Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
One more seed is planted there:
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
That in course the flower may flourish.
People look East, today:
Love the Rose is on the way.

Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People look East, today:
Love the Star is on the way.

Angels announce to man and beast
Him who cometh from the East.
Set every peak and valley humming
With the Word, the Lord is coming.
People look East, today:
Love the Lord is on the way.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home