HER BABY, NEWLY BREATHING (words by Brian Wren)

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one verse played on piano by Ron Klusmeier.

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Lyrics

Her baby, newly breathing,
with wailing needful cry,
by Mary kissed and cradled,
is lulled in lullaby.
Long months of hope and waiting,
the thrill and fear of birth,
are crowned with exultation,
and God is on the earth.

The eyes that gaze at Mary
have yet to name or trace
the world of shape and colour,
or recognize a face;
yet Holiness Eternal
is perfectly expressed
in hands that clutch unthinking,
and lips that tug the breast.

The milk of life is flowing
as Mary guides and feeds
her wordless Word embodied
in infant joys and needs.
Enormous, formless strivings,
and yearnings deep and wide,
becradled in communion,
are fed and satisfied.

How motherlike the Wisdom
that carried and gave birth
to all things, seen and unseen,
and nurtured infant earth:
unstinting, unprotected,
prepared for nail and thorn,
constricted into maleness,
and of a woman born.

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