Waiting For You


Behind the Song

Waiting is a song that was written for Advent to try to capture the paradox of this liturgical season, this stuck-in-the-middle-waiting time, when we are meant to sit with the way things really are, in our world and in our lives, and hold them tenderly and gently with the hope for how things are meant to be. It’s a time when we are called to remember that there is this beautiful world we all want to believe in and be living in, but there's a terrible not-yet-ness about that world, and this is the season when we face that truth and re-commit ourselves to what it takes to get to a Christmas kind of world. And in a world where “greed and guns rule everywhere,” we pray we can be a sign of hope and arms of love. 

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The Lyrics

Verse 1
The earth cries out, nothing feels right.
The world cries out, no justice in sight. 

Fires burning everywhere,
Too many, too hot, too bright. 

We are waiting for you, we are waiting for that
Gloria in Excelsis Deo.

Verse 2
The child cries out, “don’t turn out the light.”
Broken hearts cry out, no end of hurt in sight.

Greed and guns rule everywhere,
Too many, too strong to fight. 

Let us be a sign of hope, let us be your arms of love
Let us be the ones that say, “there is another way.”


We are waiting for you. You are waiting for us, too. 

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