From CH4 CCL No 22874
Hymn 284 Verse 5
Christ is the light that the prophets awaited,
Christ is the lion, the lamb and the child,
Christ is the love and the mystery and laughter –
candles make way! Christ is the day.
While Mary and Joseph were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth
to her first born son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there
was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen
Which thou hast prepared
before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.