One ordinary night, long ago, in a noisy manger,
The earth’s axis rocked gently, a newborn’s cradle.
His identity, foretold in stories and The Torah,
The eternal curtain had unveiled, Abba Father.
The priestly tabernacle lay swaddled in a stable,
His names: Hosanna in the Highest, Counsellor,
Emmanuel, Wonderful, Lion of the tribe of Judah,
His voice; Like the sound of many waters,
His mission: To deliver,
Four gifts in One –
Something to wear,
Something to read,
– The Living Word.