Gently transcend, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

A Carol for Advent and Christmas
Tune: O Holy Night

Light showers down, the darkness cannot conquer
A hope now dawns and the world has a chance
Peace filters in, the hope of God appearing
In a form that we don’t understand
A baby born to save and to redeem us
As heaven stoops to introduce the truth

Chorus

Gently transcend, descend with tender mercy
Let love redeem, let the light of Christ shine out

This gift of hope, eternity inviting
Arms open wide, and a manger holds love
On earth below a tiny flame igniting
The warmth of heaven descends from above
Such joy lifts us to sing with choirs of angels
To welcome how God’s love comes warmly in

Chorus

God intervenes by by living here among us
In a form that can share hopes and fears
All through our lives a holy spirit moving
A flame that warms and transforms our lives with love
Glory to God, and peace be here among us
Eternity is breaking through with hope

Chorus