Come, Jesus, come, Morning Star:
come with rays of joy and peace.
Word of hope, whom fears would bar,
from our darkness bring release.
Come, Jesus, come, Holy Child:
come enfleshed in humble birth.
Word of love, though scorned, reviled,
give our human life new worth.
Come, Jesus, come, living Lord:
come in prayer and sacraments.
Word of blessing still outpoured,
work in ways transcending sense.
Come, Jesus, come, King of kings:
come to rule on earth again.
Word for whom creation sings,
"O come, Prince of Peace, and reign."
--Carl P. Daw, Jr.
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