Who shall come in the fullness of time to
gladden the hearts of all humankind?
Who shall bring new joy to the world
and the poor and lonely defend?
Who shall come on a cold winter’s night,
when the work is hushed and still?
Only the silent stars keep watch
as a promise is fulfilled.
Just as a child newly born he shall come
to a stable rough with sod.
‘Tis gentle Jesus, Prince of Peace,
the blessed Son of God!
“Who Shall Come” by Mary Elizabeth Caldwell, choral music composer and Pasadena resident for more than 50 years — offered by Jim Loduha, Senior Director of Development and Giving