Do you hear what I hear?

“When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart.”

Do you hear what I hear?

“A child, a child, 

shivers in the cold 

let us bring him 

Silver and gold.”

What good is our profit 

When the cross is in sight;

When he strained so hard 

That glorious night?

Let his body be covered 

With bleeding sweat.  

Father’s will to be done!

And yet.

The pageantry of Christmas.  

Some shiny toy, a new dress.  

Does this keep warm 

The Word of God?

Does this help the message

Be cast abroad?

Or is it something deep within;

Someplace that’s hidden

From our sin.  


Do you hear what I hear,

Whispered in the streets?

The silver and gold 

He desires so

Cannot be carried 

By feet.  


Believe! Believe!

Deep down in your soul.  

Let the seed of Word

Have a place.  

“Come in, come in.  

Come out of the cold.  

Let me taste 

The meaning of gold.”


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