You bore for me the One who came to bless
And bear for all, to make the broken whole.
You heard his call, and in your ‘yes’
You spoke aloud for every living soul.
Oh gracious Lady, child of your own child,
Whose mother-love still calls the child in me,
Call me again, for I am lost and wild
Waves surround me now. On this dark sea
Shine as a star and call me to the shore.
Open a door that all my sins would close
And hold me in your garden. Let me share
The prayer that folds the petals of the Rose.
Enfold me too in love’s last mystery,
And bring me to the One you bore for me.
23 December 2018