1 Lord Jesus, when you came to earth
no room was ready at your birth;
may we with joyful faith and prayer
for your return our hearts prepare.

2 As at a word you cast out fear,
made blind to see and deaf to hear,
so speak, that our faint hearts may glow
though faith is weak and steps are slow.

3 Then on the Cross of shame you died
with death of all its power denied;
may we, set free from evil reign,
be ready when you come again.

Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns