ADVENT CANDLES 

In the first candle of Advent shines
The light of the crystals in the mines,
The rocks, the jewels, the precious stones,
The oceans’ seashells, and even our bones.
Now the stones are on the Earth,
Waiting for the Christ Child’s birth. 

In the second candle of Advent shines
The light of the plants of every kind,
The roses red, the grasses long,
The trees that grow so tall and strong.
Now the plants are on the Earth,
Waiting for the Christ Child’s birth. 

In the third candle of Advent shines
The light of the beasts of every kind,
The animals that tread upon the earth,
And gave their stable for his birth.
Now the beasts are on the Earth,
Waiting for the Christ Child’s birth.

In the fourth candle of Advent shine
Our open hearts, both yours and mine.
He came to fill our hearts with love,
This gentle Child from Heaven above.
Now the humans stand upon the Earth,
Thankful for the Christ Child’s birth.