The Lamb of Hope

    “The Lamb of Hope,” New Era, Dec. 1992, 51

    The Lamb of Hope

    This night

    in lambing time,

    He came

    to fields dusted

    green with new

    sprout and blade,

    each hill dotted

    white with newborn fleece

    beneath the hosanna sky,

    in a hushed and holy darkness

    before the dawn

    of the birth

    of hope.

    Hope a fleece,

    a sprout, a blade,

    hope the upturned eye—

    the hope of worlds

    this Christbirth night

    awaits the morning sky.