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A Christmas message from John Gibbs in Dorset UK - Quaker @ Bournemouth Meeting



                                                            O Emmanuel


“O come, O come, and be our God with us,

O long sought with-ness for a world without,

O secret seed, O hidden spring of light,

Come to us, Wisdom, come unspoken Name,

Come Root, and Key, and King, and holy Flame,

O quickened little wick so tightly curled,

Be folded with us into time and place,

unfold for us the mystery of grace

And make a womb of all this wounded world.

O heart of heaven beating in the earth,

O tiny hope within our hopelessness,

Come to be born, to bear us to our birth,

To touch a dying world with new-made hands

And make these rags of time our swaddling bands.”                                                                                       


                                                                                          Malcolm Guite


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Comment by Rhonda Fuller on 12thMo. 2, 2016 at 18:11
Bless you for writing your song/poem. It's interesting that I have been accessing Christmas carols on YouTube and listened to O Come O Come Emanuel the other night and last night. It was one I wasn't familiar with but when I heard it my spirit was quickened. Your song had a similar affect on me. Merry Christmas.
Comment by JOHN GIBBS on 12thMo. 2, 2016 at 20:38

You may also appreciate my favourite carol too Rhonda

King's College Cambridge

Also, I'm editor of Newsletter for the Quaker Area meetings here in UK.

If you'd like to see a copy please send your email address to

Every good wish


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