Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

How long the days before the Christ
When lamb and bullock slain
And man would fear to speak or write
Their Father’s holy name

No sacrifice could slake the guilt
Of man in all his pride
No way to gain forgiveness
Or stem the evil tide.

All hope was in a promise
At the fall the Father said:
The offspring of the woman
Would crush the serpent’s head.

Then shoot was sprung from Jesse’s stump
A scion thrust from roots
And He the Spirit of our God
Would guide in all pursuits. 

Wonder Counsellor, Mighty God,
Eternal Prince of Peace.
He came to lead us from our sin
To life that ere will cease.

That holy night the Son of God
With no place for a bed,
In a lowly feeding trough
Would rest his tiny head.

Prepare the way.  Make straight His path.
He comes to set you free.
Through all distractions of this time

Be sure the Lord, you see.

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