21. God, We Await Your Advent Here

God, we await your advent here:
When will these desert lands rejoice?
When will new blossoms bright appear
And all earth praise you with one voice?

We live in deserts we have made;
Gifts of your love we pass right by.
We seek possessions, more each day,
And then in thirst for joy, we cry.

God, we prepare for Jesus’ birth--
Searching for gifts from store to store!
Yet when you sent your Christ to earth,
You gave us joy worth so much more.

When in the love of Christ we grow,
Streams in this desert shall abound.
Then by your Spirit we will know:
True wealth in Jesus Christ is found.

Text Information
First Line: God, we await your advent here
Title: God, We Await Your Advent Here
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:6-7; Galatians 4:6-7
Topic: Advent; Stewardship
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Percy Smith (1874)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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