December 17, 2013 4 Comments
I’ve been posting the best unheard of Christmas songs. But this one deserves to have a post all its own. If for some reason, you’re unable to listen to this lyrical song by Evelyn Brush featured on the Christmas CD “Ring the Bells” I have taken it upon myself to write the lyrics out for you below the video.
In a lowly, lonely corner of a dark and dismal earth
What man once lost was found again – hope was given birth.
Calamitous our condition under judgment from the fall
‘Til the gladdest brightest Miracle came down to save us all.
He heard us crying in the night, dying in our sins
So in unblemished love, God slipped into our common skin.
And the Word became flesh and the greatest became least
And swaddling clothes were wrapped around Heaven’s highest Priest.
In teeny, tiny fingers, and teeny, tiny toes
Baby soft and sweet to kiss lay Sharon’s tender Rose.
Desire of all nations, spreading His rich perfume
As morning sheds her glory across the shimmering dew.
Oh, holy night! God of virgin born, prophecy fulfilled! Fathomless… alone.
But the serpent of Eden hissed heinously and groaned!
For the Savior had returned to claim back His rightful own.
The snake, he slid and slithered in reviling rant and rave
For men’s life was not his purpose… he was hellbent on their grave.
So, besniveling from the manger in green-eyed insanity, he crawled off to hew a rugged Cross
From just the perfect tree in search surpassing sinister, yet sovereignly allowed.
He also plucked the perfect thorns for Rose of Sharon’s brow.
And in these things he had his way but only ’til the stain
Of Jesus’ blood had washed away our sins ’til none remained.
And the wrath of God was violent, and the terror cruel and raw
Not at all the thing we want to see while looking in the straw
At an Infant pure and innocent.
But we must reconcile with this Truth:
The price to set men free was held within this child,
The Lion of Judah, who died for us our death.
Whose throne can be our very hearts whose breath can be our breath
Whose Life can be our life for all eternity.
If we will but accept the gift He sent for you and me
Jesus is His name
Messiah, Deliverer, Emmanuel, Holy One of Israel!
The Prince of Peace!
Our sinless high Priest!
God of all gods!
Light of all light!
Joy in our sorrow, rest in our nights.
Wonder of wonders,
What a wonder you are!
Comforter, Helper, faithful friend,
Promise keeper of Bethlehem.
King of all kings!
Lord of all lords!
Ancient of days!
Immortal, invisible, merciful One.
Forgiver of every vile thing we have done!
Righteous, victorious, our all in all.
And yet… His eye sees when a wee sparrow falls
And when are weak,
He is Strong.
And when we are wandering, His arms are long.
And when pain runs deep
His love’s deeper still.
If we will but ask Him, He’ll save us, He will.
Hope for the tiniest forms within the wombs!
Loving, kind rescuer of helpless man,
No one can steal us out of Your hands!
Jesus is born
All is well!
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