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Hannah coming to the temple
brings a tunic for her lad,
such excitement, though expected,
human love will make them glad.*

Like a birthday, family meeting,
celebration, gifts are brought,
in imagination's moment,
altogether joy is caught.

Christmas passes, other moments
in our memories come to mind,
looking backward, looking forward,
never knowing what we'll find.

Verses 4-5 follow

*The first verse can be omitted.


Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 14/12/2012 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

Please include any reproduction for local church and school use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd.


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