Fullness of grace in man’s human frailty,
This is the wonder of Jesus.
Laying aside His power and glory,
Humbly He entered our world.
Chose the path of meanest worth:
Scandal of a virgin birth.
Born in a stable, cold and rejected:
Here lies the hope of the world.
Fullness of grace, the love of the Father
Shown in the face of Jesus.
Stooping to bear the weight of humanity,
Walking the Calvary road.
Christ the holy Innocent
Took our sin and punishment.
Fullness of God, despised and rejected:
Crushed for the sins of the world.
Fullness of hope in Christ we had longed for,
Promise of God in Jesus.
Through His obedience we are forgiven,
Opening the floodgates of heaven.
All our hopes and dreams we bring
Gladly as an offering.
Fullness of life and joy unspeakable:
God’s gift in love to the world.
A Christmas song exploring the wonder of the Incarnation
A song on the humility of Christ, focusing on His birth and death – useful for Christmas, Lent and Easter. Keith & Kristyn’s melody has a particularly beautiful lament feel, and I looked for lyrics that would fit with that – including trying to debunk the romanticized view we tend to have of the Christ’s birth.
It’s a song that works on piano or guitar – or if you have the resources, what about a little string/woodwind quartet?