Monday, December 14, 2015

Song: "Cloth for the Cradle" from the Iona Community

Refrain: Cloth for the cradle, cradle for the child,
The child for our every joy and sorrow;
Find him a shawl that’s woven by us all
To welcome the Lord of each tomorrow.


Darkness and light and all that’s known by sight,
Silence and echo fading,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
Set earth its own maker serenading. Refrain.

Claimant and queen, wage earners in between,
Trader and travelling preacher,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
Whose word brings new life to every creature. Refrain.

Hungry and poor, the sick and the unsure,
Wealthy, whose needs are stranger,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
Leave excess and want beneath the manger. Refrain.

Wrinkled or fair, carefree or full of care,
Searchers of all the ages,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
The Savior of shepherds and of sages. Refrain.