Saturday, 5 December 2020

From heaven you came...

I am not sure if the song
The Servant King is officially considered to be a Christmas Carol, but I truly believe it shares the incarnational message of Jesus, as well as Christ’s painful journey to the cross. The opening line reminds us of how God became one of us (John 1) even though his glory was initially veiled.

Graham Kendrick wrote this song in 1984 as the theme song for the Spring Harvest Bible teaching event. Graham, who is now 70 years old, found the theme of Jesus being a servant king very inspiring. He writes: 'It was a challenge to explore the vision of Christ as the servant who would wash the disciples' feet but who was also the Creator of the universe.'

Graham Kendrick is one of the well-known worship leaders of our generation and some of his most loved songs include: Shine Jesus Shine, Meekness and Majesty, Let the Flame burn brighter, God of the poor and Amazing Love. Enjoy these lyrics of the song and if you don't know the song please google it :)

From heaven you came helpless babe
Entered our world, your glory veiled
Not to be served but to serve
And give Your life that we might live

This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King

There in the garden of tears
My heavy load he chose to bear
His heart with sorrow was torn
'Yet not My will but Yours, ' He said


Come see His hands and His feet
The scars that speak of sacrifice
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered


We bring our lives to you
A sacrifice for you
In view of love so true
We are changed, renewed

Let us remember that the innocent child, reaching up to the voice of Mary and Joseph on that cold evening in Bethlehem, was the same man who humbly surrendered as soldiers nailed this same hands to the cross.

Living in Grace


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