Have you heard?
By May Kwek
There is a gossip in the marketplace
There is a rumour in Bethlehem
Can you hear them?
“Have you heard?” in a voice low
The women quietly say
That the King invited 3 wise men
To dine with him today?
I have heard they carry great gifts
Myrrh, frankincense and gold
Why are they coming here?
What stories have they been told?
“Have you heard?” in a voice of awe
The men quietly whisper
That Zachariah speaks again?
And Elizabeth is a mother?
They say the child is named John
That he will be the voice in the wilderness
Imagine, just imagine
Who he will herald in greatness!
“Have you heard?” in joyous laughter
The children ask as they play
I’ve heard a voice in the wind whisper
That the Angels will sing today!
I wonder why they are singing
Is something happening today?
I have asked mother and I have asked father
But they haven’t heard so they say
“Have you heard?” in exultation
Asks the Angels on high
A miracle is about to happen
Oh let out a glorious cry!
Oh Bethlehem! They cry
As they gather to sing
Have you heard? They ask
You will welcome the King!
“And have you heard?” in a mighty voice
Asks the Almighty God
I have descended from heaven
To with the lowest trod
For tonight I will come
And be among my creation
For you whom I dearly love
I’ve come to bring salvation!
Oh have you heard?
Copyright © 2017 by May Kwek