O little Love, who comes again

O little Love, who comes again

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: PEACE CAROL
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O little Love, who comes again,
the Word made flesh to make God plain,
O Child who shines, the Jesus light,
disarm the world,
this Christmas night!

2 No heart so hard it may not move,
no hate resist your open love;
defenceless in our hands you come
to Herod's power,
to Mary's home.

3 As all the wise look for your star,
so I must follow where you are:
as you are light so must I be,
as you are peace,
be peace in me.

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classis and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O little Love, who comes again
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #329

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #329

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