Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Words for Christmas He wasn't just born, but is risen

He wasn't just born, but is risen
He was a king but born in a manger
Loved by many, yet showed love to the stranger
Now seated on high, but revealed to the lowly
Seemingly defeated by death, 
but victoriously raised to claim his trophy.
This babe in swaddling cloths
Light of the world attracting us like moths
Would later be wrapped in a garment of death
Took his last breath and said
It is finished, you can rest,
I've done it all on the cross, took your place
paid your loss, unchained you from pain
so toss your stained rags away
Let me lay upon you a holy robe
White like a north pole snow globe.
So now we know we can't boast
but use our words to uphold the name of the most high God 
King Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us
Last words on this earth that he never would leave us
What a precious, precious promise.
So hark the herald angels are singing
delivering good news of great joy 
of a baby who is bringing salvation 
by reigning  as king of the nations
O come, O come Emmanuel
reveal yourself like show and tell
and let us go tell it on the mountain
To young and old like sweet silver bells
be bold announcing freedom
to throw down  all burdens
In light of this we can have ourselves a merry little Christmas
Delighted with blissful instances of peace among people
among those saved through the eye of the needle
among those who are hopeless and needful
of a saviour who promised to keep them by fulfilling the law
for the sake of the lawless
and when a bright star they saw when Christ came to the helpless 
born in a manger and died for the selfish
sinners saved by the sinless saviour
we can no longer remain cursed
 because of the exchange that took place there on that
O holy night
where he trashed our troubles and sent them out of sight
taking our burdens
causing our cares to crumble
stilling the turbulence and making our hearts like stars shining bright
That's why we keep Christ in Christmas
In keeping in mind that he wasn't just born
But is risen

I found these words quite by accident on a spotify journey.  They are exactly what I was thinking of towards Christmas preparation and so I borrowed them.
Festive Collection ~ Holly in our hearts

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