Hear the cry from BethlehemO children comeSon of God now born to menO children come –Bring your troubles, bring your fears,Bring the needs that draw you near,Find the hope of all the years –O children come!O children come!Peace on earth good will to menO children comeRighteous rule that will not endO children come –Lay down all your bitterness,Turn from sin’s toil and distress,Find His grace and perfect rest –O children come!O children come! Where the Father’s grace has walkedO children comeWhere you see the hurt and lostO children come –Show the mercy shown to you,Gifts of kindness to renew,Love from hearts sincere and true –O children come!O children come!
Originally written as a Christmas carol, this invitation song challenges us both to follow Christ and to go with the good news of Christ in words and in deeds of mercy to a needy world. We are thrilled and privileged to have the iconic Ladysmith Black Mambazo record this song with us; they have helped open world music to all of us. And, if you listen closely, you’ll hear the children of some of our band members singing along