1 Silently at Christmas
Jesus came to town,
homelessness he suffered,
in a stable born.
Son of God almighty,
heir to heaven's crown,
powerlessness he suffered
on that morn.

2 Hurriedly at Christmas
shepherds came to town,
guilelessness they offered,
in the humble barn.
To the Lord almighty,
heir to heaven's crown,
lowliness they offered,
on that morn.

3 Painfully at Christmas
people live in town,
hopelessness they suffer
hungry and alone.
Cursing the almighty
heir to heaven's crown,
thoughtlessness they suffer
on this morn.

4 Willingly at Christmas,
Christians in our town,
joyfulness they offer,
carolling the Son,
and to Christ almighty,
heir to heaven's crown,
selflessness they offer
on this morn.

5 Longingly each Christmas
Jesus comes to town,
godlessness he suffers,
how his heart must burn!
He is love almighty,
heir to heaven's crown,
loneliness he suffers
on this morn.

Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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