“View the present through the promise, Christ will come again.
Trust despite the deepening darkness, Christ will come again.
Lift the world above its grieving
through your watching and believing
in the hope past hope’s conceiving:
Christ will come again.”
(A View of the Past Through the Present by Thomas Troeger, p. 286.)
(Anticipate – An Advent Experience, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, pg. 87.)