Lord Who Left The Highest Heaven


Lord, who left the highest heaven
for a homeless human birth
and, a child within a stable,
came to share the life of earth–
with your grace and mercy bless
all who suffer homelessness.

Lord, who sought by cloak of darkness
refuge under foreign skies
from the swords of Herod’s soldiers,
ravaged homes, and parents’ cries–
may your grace and mercy rest
on the homeless and oppressed.

Lord, who lived secure and settled,
safe within the Father’s plan,
and in wisdom, stature, favor
growing up from boy to man–
with your grace and mercy bless
all who strive for holiness.

Lord, who leaving home and kindred
followed still as duty led,
sky the roof and earth the pillow
for the Prince of glory’s head–
with your grace and mercy bless
sacrifice for righteousness.

Lord, who in your cross and passion
hung beneath a darkened sky,
yet whose thoughts were for your mother,
and a thief condemned to die–
may your grace and mercy rest
on the helpless and distressed.

Lord, who rose to life triumphant
with our whole salvation won,
risen, glorified, ascended,
all the Father’s purpose done–
may your grace, all conflict past,
bring your children home at last.