We were walking in cold and darkness.
Now we dwell in the warmth of your light.

For your love and goodness
we give you thanks, O God.

A child has been born for us, a new beginning is given to us.

For your love and goodness
we give you thanks, O God.

You are our creator, you dwell in our midst,
you bring us your peace.

For your love and goodness
we give you thanks, O God.

[As we rejoice in the gift of God’s presence with us we sing the hymn first heard by the shepherds. Glory to God…]