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Cloth for the cradle
Tune: Wae's me for Prince Charlie (Scottish Trad)

   

      Cloth for the cradle, cradle for the child,
      The child for our every joy and sorrow;
      Find him a shawl thatís woven by   us all
      To welcome the Lord of each tomorrow.

 

Darkness and light and all thatís known by sight,
Silence and echo fading,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
Set earth its own maker serenading.

            Cloth for the cradle......

 

 Claimant and queen, wage earners in between,
Trader and travelling preacher,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
Whose word brings new life to every creature.

            Cloth for the cradle......

 

Hungry and poor, the sick and the unsure,
Wealthy, whose needs are stranger,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
Leave excess and want beneath the manger.
            Cloth for the cradle......

 

Wrinkled or fair, carefree or full of care,
Searchers of all the ages,
Weave into one a welcome for the Son,
The Saviour of shepherds and of sages.
            Cloth for the cradle......

 

©1987  WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU , Scotland

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