Mother Earth greets her Creator Husband;
Mother Church meets her Kinsman Redeemer;
every merry heart welcomes Great Spirit
for the hallowing of our fallow ground.
Announce: Global Shalom’s First Son Arrives,
the only completely Fair One, without
fanfare, renouncing nostalgia. He heals
our neuralgia, pronounces us all new.
Call and respond, little congregations:
strange angels sing of fire-cleansed governments;
all lands bring gifts for Love’s Coronation.
Children, lead the cross-cultural Christmas Dance.