Saturday, December 25, 2010

This is Immanuel

On Christmas day, a humble girl
gives birth to hope for all the world,
this is Immanuel.
How awesome and mysterious,
the Lord of heaven draws near to us,
this is Immanuel.

The hands that once split night from day
now feebly clutch a blade of hay,
this is Immanuel.

Majestic king, now small and weak,
the Word of God must learn to speak,
this is Immanuel.

This is our God, seen by our eyes,
the love of the Father made known in Jesus Christ.
This is our God, worthy of praise,
the love of the Father revealed on Christmas day.

The shepherds come and bow to him,
the Lamb who takes away our sin,
this is Immanuel.
For God has entered time and space
to show the world his endless grace,
this is Immanuel.

Immanuel, Immanuel. Our God is with us now.
On Christmas Day
By Matt Osgood
Luke 2:16; Luke 2:7; Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23


Delrae said...

This is the song from our Christmas Day service! Did you like it? I loved it - the words are so wonderful.

Heidi said...

Yes, I loved it! I always love word play, paradox and juxtaposition. The lines I bolded particularly jumped out at me.

I've been rather negligent of my blog lately - life seems to have moved into a very and distracting mode. I'm hoping to be able to get back to this more - maybe once the first week of the semester is under my belt.