Who is this child born long ago
That we recall this story so?
Why do we stop and celebrate
His advent to commemorate?
This child is Christ, the Promised One,
The Lord of all, God’s only Son,
Who took on flesh and came to earth
A peasant of such lowly birth.
This little baby, poor and weak,
Whom distant monarchs came to seek,
Is Lord of lords and King of kings
Of whom the angel chorus sings.
Why did He come and live below
To share our pain, our grief to know?
He came to save us from our sin
And make us pure and right within.
He came to set His people free
From sin and death and misery,
To give to all who will receive
The gift of life when they believe.
This baby born tonight is Lord,
Do not despise His promised Word
That all who trust on Him will be
Saved now and through eternity.
Christina Joy Hommes