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Listen to a beautiful song about Advent

December 4, 2009

I have a musician friend, Nancy Krebs, who has written such a beautiful and telling song geared for the Advent season. It’s called “Waiting for the Christ Child.” You can listen to it here on the player – just place your cursor over the song title of “Waiting for the Christ Child” and click to listen. I’ve included lyrics too. You can visit Nancy’s site for more information at www.nancykrebs.com. Enjoy!

Lyrics
WAITING FOR THE CHRIST CHILD
© Nancy Krebs 1996

In the hustle and the bustle at this time of the rolling year.
In the merry songs and carols, only shrill demands I hear.
Grad the presents, make the cookies, trim the tree, and spread the cheer.
Forgetting constantly, the reason for this special time of year.

All the nervous apprehension, stealing joy in one more way.
Commerce beckons, frantic shopping, knowing there is one less day.
All this wild anticipation, we’ll be happy so we’re told.
But will the baby born in Bethlehem be left out in the cold.

Like John the Baptist, we need a desert
a place of refuge, a place of prayer.
And in that wilderness, in one small corner of our hearts;
we can wait for the Christ Child there.

In the hustle, and the bustle at the time of Our Lord,
John was sent into the desert, wearing skins tied with a cord.
As he fasted and he waited for the moment of his call;
both his heart and mind were centered on the Savior of us all.

Like John the Baptist we need a desert,
a place of quiet where we prepare.
And in that wilderness, in one small corner of our hearts
we can wait for the Christ child there.

Like John the Baptist we need a desert,
a place of refuge, a place of prayer.
And in that wilderness, in one small corner of our hearts;
we can wait for the Christ Child there.
We will wait..we will seek…
we will welcome the Christ Child there.

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