Love Remained

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All was beauty, all was song,
All was evil, all was wrong,
Destroyed, drowned, every town,
Love remained.

Altogether, all one tongue,
All confused, all tools hung,
Silenced, cursed, dispersed,
Love remained

All enslaved, all plagues come,
All rescued, Almighty won,
Complained, fed, cloud led,
Love remained.

All God’s people, all twelve tribes,
Altar of bronze, all the scribes,
Religion, pride, great divide,
Love remained.

Almighty comes, all angels sing,
Alleluia, all praise the King,
Despised, tried, denied,
Love remained.

All in sorrow, all the shame
All completed, all the pain,
Forsaken, crowned, renowned,
Love remained.

All astonished, all relieved,
All death conquered, all believe,
Risen, Lord, adored,
Love remained.

All have heard it, all made known,
All have seen Him, all below,
Returned, King, anthems ring,
Love remained.

All is beauty, all is song,
No more evil, no more wrong,
Renewed, changed, unstained,
Love remained.

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Crying Out

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Waiting, we’ve waited so long,
When, when will You come?
We’re crying out, crying out,
We’re waiting for You.

Angels, presents, gold and myrrh,
Born, she gives Him birth,
He’s crying out, crying out,
Savior of the World.

Prophets, and God’s promises,
John, He comes at last,
He’s crying out, crying out,
For the Holy One.

Perfect, Savior without sin,
Ours, were placed on Him,
He’s crying out, crying out,
On a cross of love.

Risen, He lives, life He gives,
Go, tell of His gift,
We’re crying out, crying out,
Until He returns.

Waiting, we’ve waited so long,
When, when will You come?
We’re crying out, crying out,
We’re waiting for You.

God Breathed

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In the beginning was God,
Maker of heaven and earth,
In His likeness He made,
Man from dust and clay.

Something precious began that day,
Gift of life He gave…

God breathed,
God breathed,
In His love He breathed,
Something precious began that day,
When God breathed.

The fall of man in shame,
But God’s plan would redeem,
This Messiah, conceived,
Came for all who believe.

Precious Savior born that day,
Gift of life He gave…

God breathed,
God breathed,
In His love He breathed,
Precious Savior born that day,
When God breathed.

Then on the cross,
You bore God’s wrath,
And You took our sins away.
(repeat)

But You rose from the grave,
Gift of life You gave.
(repeat)

God breathed,
God breathed,
In His love He breathed,
Precious Savior rose that day,
When God breathed.

He gave a Helper to guide the way,
Holy Spirit come we pray,
God breathe…

Behind the lines

Co-written with David Ennis, Shane Jackson, Drew Pearce, and Kevin Schultz.

Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
(Genesis 2:7 ESV)

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
(Luke 2:11-12 ESV)

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
(Luke 23:46 ESV)

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:21-22 ESV)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)

Immanuel’s Gift

christmas-911251_1920Prophets foretold He would come,
Angels proclaimed His birth,
The Son would humble Himself,
And leave to dwell on earth.

His name is called Wonderful,
He is the Mighty One,
The Creator of the light,
Would live under the sun.

He is, He is, He is, Beautiful.
He is, He is, Immutable.
He is, He is, God with us.
He is Immanuel,
The Gift of Himself.

The Son came to give His Light,
For the lost in the dark,
This gift was a sacrifice,
That took our nails and marks.

David’s promised heir was born,
To conquer sin and hell,
His throne is forevermore,
He is Immanuel.

Glorious,
Glorious,
You are the Gift of God.

Behind the lines

Christ the Creator (Hebrews 1) humbled Himself and came to live on the earth He created. Dwell on this for a moment…Immanuel lived under the sun, moon and stars and breathed the very air He once made.

The Uncreated Creator (John 1) came as the Light of the World (the True Light) as the Gift of Himself. Only He could live the perfect life and take the wrath and punishment we deserve. There will never be a greater Gift.

He is the Gift beyond worth. He is the Son of God. He is the Son of Man. He is the Messiah. He is the Name above all names. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is Beautiful. He is Immutable. He is Glorious. He is!

Yes, He is the Lord Jesus Christ and we celebrate His birth forever.

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