The Four Candles of Advent
By Royston Allen
Submitted by Alexis Posnanski, Director of Stewardship and Giving
The candle of HOPE
Hope for the hopeless and hope for the lost.
No matter the price, Christ has paid the cost.
Jesus has come and was willing to pay
being born as a babe that first Christmas day.
Hope that's a certainty, hope that is sure.
Though the earth is shaken we are secure.
Trusting in Jesus and safe in His care.
Knowing that He's with us and always there.
The candle of PEACE
Peace, all other peace transcending
Peace eternal and never ending.
Peace that passes all understanding
Peace so calming and undemanding
Peace lovely peace floods into our soul
Peace of healing making us whole
Peace from God, peace from heaven.
Peace, Jesus whispers, peace within.
The candle of JOY
The candle is burning, its flame so bright
and joy floods the soul with pure delight.
For the Light of Life has shone upon us
bringing joy so wondrous and marvelous.
Joy unspeakable and full of glory
as we remember the Christmas story.
How The Almighty God had come to earth
born as a baby by a virgin birth
The candle of LOVE
The candle of God's love burns ever bright,
brightening up even the darkest night.
It turns water into precious wine
and these things of earth become divine.
For we're loved with an everlasting love
coming from God and lifting us above
this earthly plain to the heights of heaven
where we rest in Him loved and forgiven.