O Emmanuel – Come and Save Us
December 23 — O Emmanuel
“Our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God.”
Where are you?
Can’t you come any faster?
Do you not see the innocent slaughtered?
Do you not see the hungry starved?
When will you come O God With Us?
Where will your forces land?
Where will you hold the war crimes trials?
When will you take the greedy who took our food and hope?
O God of Justice
When will we get our justice?
Surely you will come as our Warrior
And make them pay.
How can a child give us
How can a maiden
Shake off our oppressors?
What good is it
To share our lives and our suffering?
Our drive-by crimes of casual slaughter
Our hopes dashed by greed and addiction
O Come God With Us
And soften our hearts
To know you have chosen to be one of us
To know our victory is in compassion
O Child of Grace and Comfort
O Child of Pain and Division
Show us the Star that leads beyond Calvary
and Lead us into peace.