You who once did awesome deeds– show your presence here!
Open wide your heavens! Let us know you’re near.
In this Advent season, Lord, we wait and pray:
Why do you seem hidden? Are you far away?
Though your faithfulness is sure, we have often sinned;
Like the leaves we’re fading, carried by the wind.
Carried by our culture, we seek more and more;
As we long to prosper, we forget the poor.
As we yearn for earthly things, we forget your name.
Open wide your heavens! Make us whole again.
Lord, you are the potter; we are simply clay.
Take the lives we offer; mold us more each day.
In this holy Advent time, show us all anew.
You reach out and bless us, when we wait for you.
Bible Reference: Isaiah 64:1-9 (Advent 1A)
Tune: Gustav T. Holst, 1906.
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All right reserved.