While The World Awaited

While the world awaited God’s redeeming love—

Author: R. Michael Cullinan (1996)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 While the world awaited God’s redeeming love—
Came to Joseph, dreaming, Gabriel from above:
"God would have you take this virgin as your wife,
For the Child within her is the Lord of Life!"

2 Lo! the weary Family travels on its way
To the Holy City for the night to stay.
Called for an accounting unto Bethlehem—
There would the Messiah bloom from Jesse’s stem.

3 Since there was no place for them to settle down—
They, with beasts of burden, rested on the ground.
And in David’s City early that next morn,
Clothed in human vesture, Word of God was born.

4 Jesus Christ, our Savior—born upon this day:
Ox and ass surround Your bed of golden hay.
In the humble stable, manger for Your rest—
Sleep now, infant Jesus, as the world is blest!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13168

Author: R. Michael Cullinan

Robert George Cullinan [Michael Cullinan] Born: November 22, 1937, Dear­born, Mi­chi­gan. Cullinan pre­pared for the min­is­try of the Lu­ther­an Church - Mis­sou­ri Synod at Con­co­rdia The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary in Spring­field, Il­li­nois. He was or­dained in 1964, and served par­ish­es both in Os­we­go, Kan­sas, and West­land, Mi­ch­igan. After half a dozen years as a Lu­ther­an pas­tor, he left the par­ish min­is­try to work on a mas­ter’s de­gree in Guid­ance and Coun­sel­ing at Wayne State Un­i­ver­si­ty in De­troit, Mi­ch­igan. He con­tin­ued with post-Mas­ter’s cours­es there, and served on the ac­a­dem­ic fa­cul­ty. Cullinan con­tin­ued to feel drawn to th… Go to person page >

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First Line: While the world awaited God’s redeeming love—
Title: While The World Awaited
Author: R. Michael Cullinan (1996)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1996 Robert Cullinan The copyright holder grants permission to reproduce these words, as long as this notice remains with copy.


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