Born in the night, Mary's child

Born in the night, Mary's child,
a long way from your home:
coming in need, Mary's child,
in a borrowed room.

Clear shining light, Mary's child,
your face lights up our way:
light of the world, Mary's child,
dawn on our darkened day.

Truth of our life, Mary's child,
you tell us God is good:
prove it is true, Mary's child.
Go to your cross of wood.

Hope of the world, Mary's child,
you're coming soon to reign:
king of the earth, Mary's child,
walk in our streets again.

Words & Music: Geoffrey Ainger
© 1964 by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (admin in the US & Canada by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188).
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Meter: 436 D

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