The Rev Stephen Delbridge whose wife Libby is the Vicar of St Margaret's Anglican Church wrote his very first song for the occasion called "Dreaming".
Dreaming God is with us
Dreaming God is here
Jesus born among us
Born afresh each year.
Listening to the rising wind,
Tossing the leaves,
teasing the night,
God is calling across the sky,
Jesus in love is coming in light.
Whispering to the sleeping Joseph,
Baby unseen, gift to the world,
Mary alerted holds her breath,
Joseph in trembling,
Jesus is born love and tears,
Held in embrace, hope amongst fear.
Mary knows God is born this night,
Joseph holds promise
new life so dear
(c) Stephen Delbridge 2008
The words of Stephen's song are published here by permission.
If you wish to use the words and if you wish to obtain the music that accompanies them,
please email Stephen at
PS: The Christmas Bowl collection was for "Disaster Risk Reduction" in the Pacific Islands. The money will go to help people reduce the damage from cyclones which have increased in frequency due to climate change.