We wait for Christ, our Advent Light (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-10)   CPDL #33639:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 19 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: We wait for Christ, our Advent Light
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Advent, Advent III   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

Published: 2014

Description: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A

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Original text and translations

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1. We wait for Christ, our Advent Light,
a brightness like the sun:
we find a rabbi with a lamp
and ask, "Is this the One?"

2. We wait for Christ, the Lord of hosts,
a thousand battles won;
we find a stubborn man of peace
and ask, "Is this the One?"

3. We wait for Christ, our Advocate,
for justice swiftly done;
we find a friend of the oppressed
and ask, "Is this the One?"

4. We wait for Christ, the King of Kings,
a nation's favoured son;
we find instead a servant-sage
and ask, "Is this the One?"

5. And so he comes, again he comes,
and faith is yet begun
as open hearts are drawn to Christ,
the Unexpected One.
 

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.
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