“And We Are Now Loved”…Christmas Eve worship poem offered by LWillows

And We Are Now Loved

We have been Loved
By the Holy One Dear
God’s purposed Son come to us
Into this world near.

Born in sweet manger
Beneath the star’s light
And in our hearts everywhere
We find Him tonight.

And we have been loved
By our Holy Lord of Grace
The Keeper of all our Prayers
Intercessor’s sacred trace…

Living yet as Mercy
That receives every heart
Love reaches full to us
With such lavish impart.

And we are now Loved
Every near and distant one.
Seen in God’s eye
As His Own in homes’ run.

© 2017 Linda Willows
Painting by Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923), Star of Bethlehem, 1879–80 .