Christmas, Then and Always
Past and future come together this night, Forgotten, forgiven, by Love's pure light, Bowing before this loved, unknown stranger, Wrapped now in cloth, asleep in the manger. A promise fulfilled, for all who feel lost, Sin’s firm grip to be unbound by the cross. God's beloved Son, begotten before time, Now in the flesh sharing glory divine. This child is here now, born in the present, With all who are looking up to heaven. Shepherds and magi are also here now, Joining with angels and all who bow down. For nothing else matters on this blessed day, Than the babe born for us, then and always, So mild and meek, yet with love burning wild, The Word become flesh, God's loveliest child.