Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Is this song we are singing but a poet’s song?
A musician’s lyric or modern-day psalm
Oh, no, I say no, may it never be
The song that we sing is for all humanity
Jesus was born on Christmas Day
A song which must by no means fade away
Is the song of a manger for children alone?
A sweet little carol at Christmas time sung
Oh, this song may begin in a small stable room
With a manger, but it ends with a cross and a tomb
Life, Death, Resurrection and Life evermore
This song must keep ringing from shore to shore
If we would stop singing then the rocks will cry out
This song will be sung, of this there’s no doubt
For Jesus himself rebuked those who sang not
And said if we keep quiet then the stones will praise God
This song of Jesus in not just for one season
But a song to be shouted from valley and mountain
Oh, what a wonderful chorus will rise
From gladdened hearts to His throne in the skies
This is a gift fit for old and young
Oh, praise this One Jesus in spirit and song
Glad tidings of joy that will not fade away
For Jesus was born on Christmas Day
Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the Lord;
"The Lord looked down from His sanctuary on high,
from heaven He viewed the earth,
to hear the groans of prisoners and release those
condemned to death".
So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion
and his praises in Jerusalem
when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble
to worship the Lord. Ps.102:18-22
Praise the Lord, oh my soul;
All my inmost being, praise
His holy name.
Praise the Lord, oh my soul
And forget not all His benefits…..