1 Who would have dreamed it?
Mary the Virgin,
chosen to bear God's only Son.
Jesus the Saviour,
Christ the Redeemer,
freedom for all the world has won.

2 Who would have watched it?
the Lord's arrival
in Bethlehem, long years ago.
Shepherds with reverence,
wise men with presents,
angels with anthems' joyous flow.

3 Who would proclaim it?
Christ's incarnation,
here in our midst, the Word made flesh
unfathomed mystery,
unending glory,
Ancient of Days, yet ever fresh.

4 Who would believe it?
only the childlike,
theirs is the kingdom of heaven above.
As in the stillness
we make Christ welcome
so God unfolds his feast of love.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns Ltd.
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