Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Urgent strings, insistent reed,

familiar song of longing

threading through richly woven fabric,

not quite obscured, not drowned out,

always calling – Come now! Come here!

Here will be heaven’s treasure,

Here the divine manna,

Here, a marvel, a bright splendour.

In each ‘nun komm’ is held

a full year’s worth of longing

now poured out

in vigorous, plaintive demand;

voice added to voice

until heaven itself tears open

and drops down its blessing.

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