Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926-); Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) Hymnal: CP1998 #456 (1998) Meter: 188.8.131.52.6 Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5 Lyrics: 1 He comes to us as one unknown,
a breath unseen, unheard;
as though within a heart of stone,
or shriveled seed in darkness sown,
a pulse of being stirred.
2 He comes when souls in silence lie
and thoughts of day depart,
half-seen upon the inward eye,
a falling star across the sky
of night within the heart.
3 He comes to us in sound of seas,
the ocean's fume and foam;
yet small and still upon the breeze,
a wind that stirs the tops of trees,
a voice to call us home.
4 He comes in love as once he came
by flesh and blood and birth;
to bear within our mortal frame
a life, a death, a saving name
for every child of earth.
5 He comes in truth when faith is grown;
believed, obeyed, adored:
the Christ in all the Scriptures shown,
as yet unseen, but not unknown,
our Saviour and our Lord. Topics: Call and Vocation; Advent; Easter (third Sunday); Salvation/Redemption Languages: English Tune Title: LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN
He Comes to Us As One Unknown