Prince of Peace, Who came to make peace
With men who were at war in their hearts and lives
Came not as a conqueror
Came not as a hero
But came as a helpless, innocent babe.
Came not with flashes of thunder
Came not with profound display
But came unnoticed, while most around You slept.
Came not with trumpets
Came not with royal pomp and circumstance
But came in humility, majesty hidden in hay.
Even today You come, O Prince of Peace
You come to men who see past circumstance,
Who see beyond men’s reason,
Who see beyond what seems to be to what is.
To these You come, O Prince of Peace
Come with loving kindness and compassion,
Come with the immeasurable gift of Yourself,
Emmanuel, the God who is with us,
The God who is there.