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The Whole World is Waiting for Love (Come Down Lord Jesus)

This Advent hymn was written by Sr Marianne Misetich SNJM, and first published in 1977.   It is likely to have been written for children - but can be used in all-age settings as well.

The un-named tune has a 3/4 time signature.  In the key of Eb, the first few notes are E EFG FGA G_ B_ with accompanying chords Eb / Fm / Eb / Bb.

Hymn books it has been published in include the Australian As One Voice, and OCP's Breaking Bread series. Sheet music is today available from OCP and downloadable from SheetMusicPlus (link below).



Downloads


Examples


Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:

Small group with adult and child singers, keyboard backing



Children's choir, with piano accompaniment


Lyrics

The words are copyright - you can find them here. There are three verses, each two lines long, with a four line chorus between  them. A rough outline is:

1   We’re waiting for Jesus like Mary ...

Chorus:   Come down, Lord Jesus
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
The whole world is waiting for Love,
The whole world is waiting for Love.

2   We’re laying a manger for Mary ...

3   We’re making it lovely for Mary ...


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1 We’re waiting for Jesus like Mary,
We’re waiting for Jesus the Lord.


Chorus:
Come down, Lord Jesus!
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
The whole world is waiting for Love,
The whole world is waiting for Love.


2 We’re laying a manger for Mary,
A manger for Jesus the Lord.


3 We’re making it lovely for Mary,
So lovely for Jesus the Lord.

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