Advent Calendar 2006

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Day One : 3rd December

3 December 2006

Awake, Awake, to love and work!

Awake, awake to love and work! The lark is in the sky,
The fields are wet with diamond dew, the worlds awake to cry
their blessings on the lord of life, as he goes meekly by.

Come, let thy voice be one with theirs, shout with a shout of praise
see how the giant sun rolls up, great lord of years and days!
and let the love of Jesus come, and set thy soul ablaze.

To give, and give, and give again, What God has given thee.
To spend thy self nor count the cost, to serve right gloriously,
the God who gave all worlds that are and all that are to be.

words are by Gerard Studdert Kennedy; World War One chaplain, London priest and poet,
known as "Woodbine Willy" to the troops.


…the night is far spent and the day is at hand: keep watch!

"…when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."