Hail, Favored of the Lord

Advent

Based on: Genesis 1:1-2, Luke 1:26-55, II Corinthians 5:17
Commissioned by the Seattle Pacific University Concert Choir

Suggested Tune: Vårvindar Friska (ELW #407)

Men:

Hail, favored of the Lord,

Bearer of the Word,

In your womb the Spirit stirs.

You are the one to bring

To the earth our king,

Christ, of whom we sing.

 

All:

Spirit that breathed creation’s breath,

Breathe life into this world of death.

Life-giver, Holy Seed,

To a world in need

Come, make all things new.

 

Women:

According to your Word,

Let it be, O Lord,

All I am I offer you.

Incarnate God, from me

Let the Savior be

Born to set us free.

 

All:

Spirit that breathed creation’s breath,

Breathe life into this world of death.

Life-giver, Holy Seed,

To a world in need

Come, make all things new.

 

All:

Mighty, from thrones shall fall;

Graced ones stand in awe,

Of the lowly, mangered One.

He comes the proud to shame,

Holy is the name

Of the Virgin’s Son.

 

All:

Spirit that breathed creation’s breath,

Breathe life into this world of death.

Life-giver, Holy Seed,

To a world in need

Come, make all things new.

© 2011 Paul Hoffman