Advent Reflection: Week 1, Day 1

A Waiting Hymn  (tune: Greensleeves)Show us the way to Bethlehm, O Prophet you have spoken.

You listened in the darkest night, God’s silence now is broken.

       Chorus

Show us the way to Bethlehem, God’s chosen mother, Mary.

With you we wait with joy to see the miracle you carry.

      Chorus

Show us the way to Bethlehem, you Shepherds in your wonder.

Your star, a sign that joy has come, and evil lies asunder.

      Chorus

Show us the way to Bethlehem, all you who know this story.

The wilderness behind us now, we see God’s waking glory.

       Chorus:

Teach, teach us how to wait, for secrets in God’s keeping.

Lead, lead us to the place, where God, the child, lies sleeping.

**Feel free to use in worship. Just give me cred for the lyrics. Thanks!

"Amen on all of this. My question as pastor of progressive church, is what will ..."

Very Christian White Guys: Here’s the ..."
"I love the article and have known it to be true for a long time---thanks ..."

Very Christian White Guys: Here’s the ..."
"In the 1950s My summers, in childhood, were spent in the Park like, leafy, well ..."

Wednesday Writing Prompt: When Summer Was ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Erin, this is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Patricia

    A good beginning for Advent 🙂

  • First, I like it because it feels like a Christmas carol and we are allowed to sing it before the rest of the world is done with Christmas.

    Second, is the difficulty waiting that you address in the song a new thing? I ask because I think maybe it is. So much of what we see as modern problems are just problems. They only seem modern because we are living them now, but they aren’t new. I wonder if we live in an era that is uniquely impatient.

  • This is AWESOME, Erin! Hope to use it at Crestwood…

  • Jan

    Great job, Erin. Thanks for sharing!