Herald Of Hope - Carol Series (10)


Tune: Cranham

('In the bleak midwinter')

Luke 1 v.57-66 parts


Elisabeth's full time

In life's seasons, rhyme

Came for her to bear son

John Baptist the one

Her neighbours, relatives

Did acknowledge this

That the Lord great mercy

Had shown her, so be


And with her they rejoiced

Praises there were voiced

When eight days old his name

Zacharias, same

Name as his father, they

Said would be that day

But his mother said, No

Unto me hear, know


For he shall be called John

John Baptist the one

They aid, There none of your

Kin named this for sure

They then his father asked

How this should be tasked

Though he could not then speak

To write he did seek


For angel had revealed

To him as God willed

That his wife a son should

Bear, she surely would

He did not believe, so

For a while would know

Loss of speech, then restored

By grace of the Lord


So he wrote, his name shall

Be John, hear this well

Then his speech did return

The people did learn

That John would wondrously

Jesus' herald be

Before Him prepare ways

For His coming days

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 21st, 2022 02:57
  • Comment from author about the poem: A Carol-Poem in format. Sorry Gold/Andy - a Wintry video! Was it mid-winter at the actual birth in Israel at that time? Was frosty wind moaning, and was it snow on snow?!
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 12


  • orchidee

    I should have posted this last week maybe. At present it's 'Rainy showers made sploshing'!

  • Neville

    sounds like a triumph herald to me sir

  • Bella Shepard

    Beautiful and comforting as I read, while waiting for a winter storm to hit here with 7" of snow and high winds predicted for the next two days. Thank you dear friend.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Bella. We had 10 day freeze in UK. Turned to mainly mild and rainy at times now.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good one Orchi.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold. I brought out the snow - not today, thank you! lol.

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