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The World Was Amazed

The World Was Amazed

written by: E. S. Slater


In the most desperate and difficult times, Oh Lord,
Of darkness, cold, hopelessness and pain,
A child was born, Oh Yes,
A beautiful child was born.

Into a fearful and angry world, Oh Lord,
Love overcame, love was made flesh.
His gentleness and trust, Oh Yes,
His warmth and hope.

The world was amazed, Oh Lord,
The world was amazed.
The world was amazed, Oh Yes,
The world was amazed.

A gift of love on Christmas day, Oh Lord,
We stand humble and gracious in the dark.

We are amazed, Oh Lord,
We are amazed.
We are amazed, Oh Yes,
We are Amazed.

The infant in his manger,
His love a beacon in the night.
We cannot know the where of his blessings,
We cannot but hope the why.
For the world is amazed, Oh Lord.
We are amazed.
The world is amazed, Oh Yes,
We are amazed.

Elliot Slater

Elliot Slater

Elliot Slater grew up in Massachusetts and Maine. He is working on a number of thematically connected stories based on his childhood and adolescence. He writes and loves poetry. He is also working on a Saki inspired, pandemic-themed, comic novel, several chapters of which were short-listed for the UK’s Saki Short Story Competition in September 2021. His short fiction has appeared in Spillwords Press, The Northern New England Review and Halfway Down The Stairs, among others.
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