Words and Music by Peter Bellingham 

(based on Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:8-35: John 1:9-13)
Arranged and Produced by Peter Bellingham and Mark Hammond

Lyrics:

How were you to know?
Of all the babies in the temple
There to be presented to the Lord

How were you to see?
So small and helpless, lying in your arms
That He was Christ, the Lord, your God?

Salvation prepared in the presence of all peoples
Of His Kingdom there’ll be no end

What were you to feel?
Such fear in the quiet of the night
As God’s glory shone around

What were you to do?
The Lord lying in the humble manger
Fear gone, joy-filled, you had to speak!

Salvation prepared in the presence of all peoples
Of His Kingdom there’ll be no end

What would they think?
The child within you, the Son of the Most High
Destined for an eternal throne

An offence to some, a joy to others
A sword will pierce your own soul too
Yet still you say, "Let it be"

Salvation prepared in the presence of all peoples
Of His Kingdom there’ll be no end

To His own He came, His own did not receive Him
Preferring darkness to the light

Yet to all who believe, who see and receive
To all who say, "Let it be in me"

Salvation prepared in the presence of all peoples
Of His Kingdom there’ll be no end

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