“Come to Our World” Carol Video

“O Holy Night” has always been one of my favorite Christmas carols. Several years ago a ministry partner in New Wineskins Community suggested that I write new lyrics to this tune.

Come to our world, O Christ-Sophia, Wisdom;
our hearts are longing for Your peaceful way.
Lead us from fear and bondage into freedom;
with You we labor to bring Your new day.

Transform our world, O Christ-Sophia, Wisdom;
the poor and wounded await healing days.
Give us the power to sound Your call to freedom;
as equal partners, we show Your new way.

Led by Your Truth and Life within us growing,
we follow You on Your pathways of peace.
Filled with Your grace, Your loving kindness showing,
we share our gifts and our visions release.


Our weary world still longs for new creation,
for peace and justice coming to the earth.
Hope springs anew; we sing in celebration;
O Christ-Sophia, blessed be Your birth;
O Christ-Sophia, blessed be Your birth.

Words © Jann Aldredge-Clanton                                

Our weary world is in deep need of healing. As we join together to labor and to sing of healing, peace, and justice, we create a better world. We give birth to Christ-Sophia, who provides a foundation for equity and justice. This Christmas carol video expresses longing, hope, and celebration of the birth of Christ-Sophia.”

It’s been a joy to collaborate on “Come to Our World” and other Christmas carols with Spiral Muse, a splendid music group.

It’s also delightful to collaborate with ministry partners in New Wineskins Community. At our December gathering, Vontril and Alex McLemore sang “Come to Our World.”

Video Credits

Performed by: Spiral Muse (Dionne Kohler-Newvine, Kathleen Joan, Alison Kohler-Newvine, and Lana Dalberg), from album “Sing of Peace,” recorded at Joe Hoffmann Studios, Occidental, CA

Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton

Visual Art:

Mirta Toledo, “Sophia” painting

photo from Equity for Women in the Church event at Wake Forest Divinity School, Winston-Salem, NC

Elaine Chan-Scherer: “Black Madonna” and “Our Lady of Tender Mercies” paintings

Katie Ketchum: “Christ-Sophia” painting

2 photos from Nevertheless, She Preached events in Waco, TX

photo from The Gathering, A Womanist Church

Stacy Boorn: 2 “Christ-Sophia” and “Black Madonna” paintings

Sande Harte: photo of circle of women, Alchemy of Women’s Collective Wisdom and Power

Alice Heimsoth: photo of candlelight service in sanctuary of Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran, San Francisco, CA

Katherine Skaggs: “Black Madonna and Child” painting

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