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Two Advent Hymns written and offered by Rev. Catherine Smith.

Advent hymns written by Rev. Catherine Smith.
2012

O Come Let Us Await Him (tune O Come All Ye Faithful)

O come all you faithful
hoping but uncertain,
O come now O come now to Bethlehem.
There where the manger
stands in straw-filled quiet,
O come let us await him,
O come let us await him
O come let us await him
with trusting hearts.

O come all you faithful,
longing but distracted.
O come now, O come now to Bethlehem.
See how the days move
softly through the stable.
O come let us await him
O come let us await him
O come let us await him
with quiet hearts.

O come all you faithful,
loss-touched but expectant,
O come now, O come now to Bethlehem.
Watch how life’s straw
prepares a place for glory.
O come let us await him
O come let us await him
O come let us await him
With open hearts

-Catherine Smith


We Will Share Our Lives’ Deep Gladness (tune Once in Royal David’s City)

In the dryness of the desert
shall a blossom rare appear
and its offering rich and vivid
will our hearts with joy repair.
Freed from fear and doubt and sadness
we will share our lives’ deep gladness.

Sight will come, our eyes be opened
and our longing hearts, will dance.
Tongues long silent shall be song-touched
hope restored in Love’s expanse.
Freed from fear and doubt and sadness
we will share our lives’ deep gladness

We will walk a healing highway
called the Holy Way of God.
No more lost, no more distracted
we will find our home in awe
Freed from fear and doubt and sadness
we will share our lives’ deep gladness.

– Catherine Smith