CHILD WHEN HEROD WAKES (words by Brian Wren)

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Child, when Herod wakes,
and hate or exploitation
swing their dripping swords,
from your cross and cradle
sing a new song.

Child, when Caesar’s laws
choke love or strangle freedom,
calling darkness light,
from your cross and cradle
sing a new song.

Child, when Caiaphas
sends truth to crucifixion
to protect his prayers,
from your cross and cradle
sing a new song.

Child, your helpless love
brings death and resurrection:
joyfully we come,
to your cross and cradle
with a new song.

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