How You Choose To Come

from Good News by Ordinary Time

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Lay the Bread of Heaven down
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Beside the cattle feed
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The Giver has become the gift
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Lying here in desperate need.

The manger stands an honored place,
Though by Your world you are unknown.
To stoop and kiss your common face
Is to bow before the throne.

Among the needy we find Him
Who gave us everything
Our God stands with the weak
Our God stands with the weak

Creator who will die for me
May I live to make you known
Without a home when you first came
That in You we might find a home.

When finally they take note of you
The powerful will take offense
But though You won’t find favor here,
peace on whom Your favor rests.


Therefore may we be content
In search of God, to look on you.
If this is how you choose to come
This is how we come to you.


from Good News, released December 1, 2016


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Ordinary Time

They met in a “History of Christian Worship” class in seminary, where they discovered a shared love for old songs in danger of being forgotten. The band’s oeuvre seamlessly weaves the hymns of generations past with their own new songs—often indistinguishably—producing a
sound that ranges from bluegrass-tinged Americana to sacred harp hymn arrangements.
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