Have you heard the wonderful story,
Of God’s son who came to earth?
Who left his home in Heaven’s glory,
To be born of humble birth?
In a crowded manger the Saviour lay,
In swaddling clothes, in a cradle of hay.
Born to Joseph and the Virgin Mary,
Who sat in wondrous awe!
This was the blessed Redeemer
God had promised long before!
For God in His love for fallen man,
Gave His only begotten son.
The angels brought glad tidings
Of where the Christ child lay his head;
They appeared to humble shepherds,
Who bowed in fear and dread!
‘Fear not!’ the angels told them,
‘A Saviour is born in Bethlehem!’
And He shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
Prince of Peace, The Blessed Redeemer!,
King of Kings, The Mighty God,
His name is Jesus Christ the Lord!
To those who put their trust in Him,
He shall deliver their souls from sin.
The wise men came, bringing gifts from afar,
Drawn by the light of the heavenly star;
Which stood o’er the house where the Christ child lay?
He was no longer a babe in a cradle of hay.
They bowed with gifts of myrrh, frankincense and gold,
As they worshipped the Saviour the prophets foretold.
A gift of gold to honour a King,
Frankincense for the fragrant life he would bring,
To glorify God and show God’s love for man;
While myrrh speaks of God’s sacred plan,
That Christ should die at Calvary,
To gain the pardon for you and for me.
For guilty sinners, he took our place;
Bore all our sins, our shame and disgrace;
He suffered the punishment that was our due,
And offered his life for me and you.
He knew it was the only way,
That we could be in heaven someday.
Born for this purpose He lived and died,
And on Calvary’s cross was crucified.
In three days he rose, to fulfil God’s plan,
And brought Salvation to fallen man.
Oh what a price to set my soul free!
Oh what a Saviour to die for me!
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