The Waiting, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: The old rugged cross

We’ve been waiting so long
For the birth of the one
Who would rescue and salvage the lost.
But we didn’t expect
The Messiah we’d get,
Neither manger, compassion nor cross.

Chorus
And I think I can just see a star
I can almost hear angel choirs sing
And I know Bethlehem isn’t far
I can surely hear bells of hope ring.

We’ve been waiting for years
All our hopes, all our fears
Are intwined with what prophecies say
We’re not called to conform
We can all be transformed
If we follow the life, truth and way

Chorus
And I think I can just see a star
I can almost hear angel choirs sing
And I know Bethlehem isn’t far
I can surely hear bells of hope ring.

I am here to rejoice
To praise God with my voice
In the noise I discern there’s a calm
I am not always strong
But I know I belong
In our God’s everlasting safe arms

Chorus
And I think I can just see a star
I can almost hear angel choirs sing
And I know Bethlehem isn’t far
I can surely hear bells of hope ring.