For Mr. B
How tiny and helpless that first Christmas morn
Came the Son of God to our sin-sick world:
Wrapped in cloths, asleep newborn!
His holy Glory as yet unfurled.
Time brought Jesus to precocious youth
Speaking with elders of His young days
Challenging what they spoke as Truth;
Disturbing priests, and leaders, by His learned ways.
With His mother, at a wedding during manhood time,
She told Him of the bridegroom’s diminishing wine.
Then, for large amounts of water, He quietly asked:
Turning water into wine: His first miracle task.
He became His Father’s poor, traveling, Preacher
Gathering men along His daily way.
They became disciples, he their Teacher
Disrupting priests and leaders in their sway.
Knowing God’s wisdom, knowing God’s Heart,
These, to Man, He came to impart;
Unmasking sin, teaching Love in new ways,
He prayed, He healed, He taught all His days.
Then came the Time for judge and high priest:
They nailed Him hard to the cruel tree:
The World in fury at Truth’s holy feast:
But on His crucified shoulders, He bore the whole World’s sin.
The agony over, the Sacrifice done,
Behold! From the chrysalis of Ancient Law
The New Covenant! Revealed in Jesus Christ!
(Never visioned plainly before.)
The Messiah of the ages, from servanthood to Glory
He came and fulfilled the age-old Story.
High praise to the Father, High praise to the Son.
Fulfillment in Christ, brings lively Hope: begun!
High praise to the Father, high praise to the Son
On the third day, He rose again!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, and Amen;
Hallelujah, hallelujah, once again.
Forty days later we saw Him rise
Beyond our sight, up up through the skies;
Hallelujah, hallelujah, let the whole world sing
Hallelujah, hallelujah, let every bell ring!
He has risen, He has risen, He has risen indeed!
Bring to him your love, bring your care and need.
Hallelujah, hallelujah; hallelujah amen.
Let every bell ring, let the whole world sing!
HA LE LU JAH !
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.