One Cold Winter’s morning
(To the tune of away in a manger)
Think Christmas – Give Hope. Emmanuel House’s Winter Appeal song.
One cold winter’s morning as the stars all looked down
A mother, near labour, was searching the town
The shop windows glittered with tinsel and gold
The pain of her loneliness sharper than cold
Now she was a stranger, there was no-one to say
Here’s a place you can go – here’s a place you can stay
For our brothers and sister on these city streets
There’s concrete for pillows and cardboard for sheets.
One cold winter’s morning our Saviour was born
And the veil between heaven and earth was torn
We sing ‘Come Lord Jesus’ and yet he is near
In the form of the homeless he lives with us here.
Words written by: Ruth Shelton