Oh, Jesus, precious Shepherd
What will You say to me this Christmas?
What have You prepared for me at Your Nativity?
Will the noise of temporal things
silence the Heavenly Host,
the angelic song of praise,
the Infant cry of glory that bids me come,
that longs to claim me, to rename me
Chosen, Blessed, Beloved?
Will the clutter, the glitter of the world, blind me?
Will I fail to find You in lowliness in the crib?
You, Holy Child of God,
You, His Gift of unending birth,
of everlasting joy, of peace on earth.
Oh, Jesus, precious Shepherd, this Christmas
Help me to find You.
Enable me to hear You.
Give me Your Gift.
Be born anew each instant
in the manger of my heart.