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A Christmas song, 2015


Cross of Roses,
Cross of Thorns

We come to this place from near and far
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
Like ancient astrologers following a star.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

We gift him a gift more precious than gold:
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
The life of a prisoner, bought and sold.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

We gift him a scent rising up to the skies
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
A  perfume to make the foolish men wise.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

We gift him the darkness locked in the tomb
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
Let there be light – the command from  the throne.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

The shepherds bring lambs, bred but to die
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
His life is a sacrifice come from on high.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

A world ruled by darkness, created by love
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
Proclaiming new earth and new heaven above.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

So now we shall travel, making our way
Cross of roses, cross of thorns
Under the stars turning night into day.
That ever blooms blossom since he was born.

CrossOfRosesCrossOfThorns

Image: © Copyright 2015 Karl Dallas/HoustonMedia
Words: © Copyright 2015 Karl Dallas/EMI Music
Music: On All Hallows Even © Copyright 1999 Karl Dallas/EMI Music

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