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Words of Light and Hope from Tony Hawes

Words of Light and Hope from Tony Hawes

 To you is born this day a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2.11


While all things were in quiet silence,

and night was in the midst of her swift course,

thine Almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down

out of thy royal throne, alleluia.

Christmas Vespers, Western Rite


How silently, how silently,

the wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

the blessings of his heaven.

Phillips Brooks


When the song of the angels is stilled,

when the star in the sky is gone,

when the kings and the princes are home,

when the shepherds are back with their flocks,

the work of Christmas begins:

to find the lost,

to heal the broken,

to feed the hungry,

to release the prisoner,

to rebuild the nations,

to bring peace among the people,

to make music in the heart.

Howard Thurman (Educational Trust)


Holy Child, you come with peace to a broken world.

We see, with you, the sorrow of the world,

torn to pieces by war, greed, fear and prejudice,

those same things that took you from a cradle

to a cross.

Come with the peace that always flows from your

wholeness to our brokenness.

Fill our world with the joyful hope that there is

always a better way.

This Christmas, may the peace of the young

Prince of Peace embrace the world. Amen.

John Pritchard