[Xmas] God's surprise (Who would think)
Who would think that what was needed
To transform and save the earth
Might not be a plan or army
Proud in purpose proved in worth

Who would think despite derision
That a child should lead the way
God surprises earth with heaven
Coming here on Christmas Day

Shepherds watch and wise men wonder
Monarchs scorn and angels sing
Such a place as none would reckon
Hosts a holy helpless thing

Stable beasts and by-passed strangers
Watch a baby laid in hay
God surprises earth with heaven
Coming here on Christmas Day

Centuries of skill and science
Span the past from which we move
Yet experience questions whether
With such progress we improve

While the human lot we ponder
Lest our hopes and humour fray
God surprises earth with heaven
Coming here on Christmas Day