Soft padding on desert sand,
__A camel harness jangles faint
The glint of something metal and
__Three seeking hearts to rival saints.
Swaying gently over dunes
__A star illuminates that night.
The hope born from those ancient runes
__Bids seek a worldʼs redeeming light.
Lead on, lead on celestial guide
__In silent unison they cried.
The Eternal in an embryo
The All-wise in a womb
The Infinite in an infant
The Maker in a manger
The Way on weary feet
The Truth in human person
The Life in mortal body
For Him the bitterness
Of sin and suffering –
For us the sacred sweetness
That true forgiveness brings.
O weep Jerusalem! Thy pilgrim flock
Hath left the fold to learn the wicked ways
Of hungry wolves. O shake in reeling shock!
Our evil deeds befit our evil days.
If sheep were tearing wolves, would shepherds tend
Such broken hearted, fanged, unwilling brood?
What bridegroom hopes his ugly bride shall mend,
Attaining beauty after she be woo’d?
Yet thou, O shepherd bridegroom, ever true,
Dost so and cleanst us making all things new.
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