2Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ is with us He is with us indeedAlleluiaAnd so we gather. In the name of the Father…
3Three wise men from Eastern lands Journeyed over desert sands, Climbed up hills and down again;You can’t wear out these three wise men!Three wise men of royal descentWatched the night sky as they went,Keeping clearly in their sightThe guiding star that shone so bright.Nothing’s going to stop us, as we go.Nothing’s going to stop us, no, no, no!Even Herod’s armies can’t deterThese men with gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh!Nothing’s going to stop them, as they go.Nothing’s going to stop them, no! no! no!Gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh!
4Lord Jesus, you radiate your light on all the nations of the earth: All praise to you. Lord Have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Jesus Christ, you offer justice and peace to all willing to accept you: All praise to you. Christ have mercyChrist, have mercy.Lord Jesus, you will have pity on the weak and save the lives of the poor: All praise to you. Lord have mercy
8I wonder what you heard in the Gospel today. How do you think the wise men felt when theyfound such an important king in suchhumble surroundings?How do you think Mary and Josephfelt to receive such importantvisitors who had travelledso far to see baby Jesus?
10The response is sung, Lord hear our prayer. As brothers and sisters in one loving family, together let us pray to our heavenly father.The response is sung, Lord hear our prayer.For governments and nations taking their first steps on the journey towards peace.Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.For refugees forced far from home and family.For the sick and the dying as their journey through life comes to an end.For people who must make a long journey today.
11Knowing that our Heavenly Father is listening, in the silence of our heartslet us share our own unspoken prayers with Him.
12but we have found the greatest treasure of all. We bring treasure,but we have found the greatest treasure of all.InstrumentalThe greatest treasure of all.
13Loving Father, watch over your children as we journey through life Loving Father, watch over your children as we journey through life. Keep us close to you love, so that through us others may know you. Grant this through Christ your Son.Amen