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‘Our world is in deep need of healing. As we join together to labour with the Divine and to sing of healing, justice, peace, love, and kindness, we create a better world. We give birth to Christ-Sophia, who provides a foundation for equality and justice. Christ-Sophia empowers us to make the Gospel vision of new creation a reality.’ —Jann Aldredge-Clanton, lyricist
Tune: O Holy Night
Come to our world, O Christ-Sophia, Wisdom;
our hearts are longing for your peaceful way.
Lead us from fear and bondage into freedom;
with You we labor to bring your new day.
Our weary world still longs for new creation,
for peace and justice coming to the earth.
Hope springs anew; we sing in celebration;
O Christ-Sophia, blessed be Your birth;
O Christ-Sophia, blessed be Your birth.
Transform our world, O Christ-Sophia, Wisdom;
the poor and wounded await healing days.
Give us the power to sound your call to freedom;
as equal partners, we show your new way. Refrain
Led by Your Truth and Life within us growing,
we follow You on Your pathways of peace.
Filled with Your grace, Your loving kindness showing,
we share our gifts and our visions release. Refrain
Thanks to Jann Aldredge-Clanton for sharing this on YouTube.
Words © Jann Aldredge-Clanton
From Jann Aldredge-Clanton…
It’s been a joy to collaborate on ‘Come to Our World, O Christ-Sophia’ and other inclusive carols with Spiral Muse, a splendid music group from Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran in San Francisco. Alison Newvine, Dionne Kohler, Kathleen Neville-Fritz, Lana Dalberg, and I had a wonderful time creating an Advent/Christmas album, Sing of Peace. My gratitude also goes to Katie Ketchum and Pastor Stacy Boorn for creating the beautiful album cover, to Elaine Chan-Scherer for contributing her beautiful artwork to my videos, and to all others at her church for singing my hymns for many years.
‘Christ-Sophia’ is a biblical symbol of the Divine, making equal connections between genders, races, and religious traditions, thus providing a foundation for communities based on partnership. Christ-Sophia brings change to church and society by forming a theological foundation for gender and racial equality, dismantling patriarchy and white supremacy and creating egalitarian communities.