for all my life I have tried to follow You,
know how hard I have tried to remain true.
don’t know why this promise You’ve given to me
Israel’s consolation I will see.
feel the guidance of Your Holy Spirit.
some reason going to Your Temple seems fit.
see a couple bringing with them two doves,
carrying a tiny baby that they love.
This is surely no ordinary baby.
is the Savior that you have promised me.
simply can’t wait to hold Him in my arms.
hope His mother and father are not alarmed.
you, You may now dismiss your servant in peace.
waiting for Your blessed promise can now cease.
my own eyes I have seen Your salvation.
tiny baby will bring light to the nations.
woman, even though your baby seems small,
Him, many in Israel will rise and fall.
inner thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.
true feelings will no longer be concealed.
nation’s salvation will come at a great cost.
personally will suffer a terrible loss.
know a sword will pierce you to your very soul,
that others in this world can be made whole.”
DON’T LOSE THE WONDER
so easy to lose the wonder of Christmas,
though the story is full of strangeness.
peasant girl is visited by an angel.
greeting to her leaves her baffled.
would an ordinary girl be highly favored?
whole idea of it seems so absurd.
ever heard of a virgin giving birth?
could a tiny baby bring peace on earth?
dream causes Joseph to take Mary as his wife,
his mind was filled with great trouble and strife.
would the King of kings be laid in a manger?
you think of a story that’s any stranger?
angel visits some humble shepherds one night.
glory of the Lord around them brings much fright.
message that angel brings is one of great joy.
Bethlehem’s manger they will find a boy.
great host of angels shout praises to God.
angel bringing such news to shepherds seems odd.
sees all these things and ponders them in her heart.
all the wonders we know only a part.
travel many miles following a star.
would some kind of star make them travel so far?
would they bring with them such rich presents?
and Joseph seemed to be simple peasants.
knows he will see the Messiah.
sees a baby and cries out Hallelujah.
knows that this small child is the world’s salvation.
has come to bring peace to the nations.
old woman named Anna also sees this child
the joy that He brings causes her to smile.