Immanuel

Limitless, immense our God, creation’s great sustainer.

Eternal light, the life of men, now lying in a manger.

For cradled in a trough of stone, the Lord of Heaven cries

while Shepherds crowd to see their king with wonder in their eyes.

REFRAIN

Our holy Lord has come to earth, the endless war to win—

Immanuel, our with us God, to take away our sin!

God with God, before the world, fulfills the holy plan,

becomes the Lord of mortal dust, and takes the form of man.

Now to the baby born to reign, the wise of earth all bring

their tribute gifts of joyous love, their welcome offering.

In endless knowledge He abode, omniscient wisdom, He.

The Lord who granted dreams to men fulfills His prophecy.

And now the source of Holy truth extends His tiny hand

as Joseph gently lifts him up and teaches Him to stand.

Enthroned in light unreachable—no man may see His face,

and yet we see Him heal our sick and hear His words of grace.

The God who cannot look on sin has borne it to His death

and makes us heirs of righteousness; our life, His dying breath.

In glorious splendor, endless joy, our king of Heaven reigns.

The Lord who doomed us to our death has broken all our chains.

From everlasting, evermore, as certain as His days,

our time to praise Messiah’s grace and glory in His ways.

REFRAIN

Our holy Lord has come to earth, the endless war to win—

Immanuel, our with us God, to take away our sin!

 

 

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