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Sinking Ground

 No one expected the angels
 No one expected the star
 No one expected that shepherds would bow
 Or that kings would come from afar
 No one knew that a child would be born
 In a manger filled with hay
 Only the Father knew His plan
 On that blessed Christmas day
 We hustle and bustle, thinking all is well
 As presents are piled up high
 We fix our great feasts and tell of good cheer
 While the sun rises high in sky
 We look at our children, all merry and bright
 As they open their presents with glee
 With great hope we look out on this beautiful day
 In the land of the brave and the free
 But in truth all around us the world’s fading fast
 Into a world of defeat
 Morality slowly is withered away
 And a plague fills us all with disease
 They speak of a cure when before there was none
 All around us people bow down
 We must sound the alarm in this worst of all times
 We are standing on sinking ground
 Our Father above sees all that transpires
 He knows when the time will be right
 That the trumpet will sound for all men to hear
 In the clouds His Son will arrive
 He will come as a thief in the night that day
 No one knows when is the time
 Just as He came on that Christmas Day
 Only few will be chosen to rise 
 Are you ready for Him to appear that day?
 Is your heart settled in His true grace?
 Have you asked Jesus Christ to be your Lord?
 Does He receive all of your praise?
 On this Christmas Day give your whole life to Him
 All your heart and your soul and your mind
 Tomorrow may be too late my friend
 And you’ll find you’re left behind
 Unexpected by many He will show up
 Please don’t say I’ll do it next time

Extraordinary Day

 It’s not ordinary at all
 What happened that day
 When heaven came down
 In a manger to lay
 Angels came singing
 To shepherds alone
 Kings came from far
 As the brightest star shone
 Mother and father
 Had traveled so far
 To find the inn full
 Underneath that star
 Bet both of them knew
 That this special day
 The Savior was born
 To take sin away
 Yet the kept quiet
 About their sons fate
 He didn’t come too soon
 And He was not late
 The time was just right
 And today we see
 That Jesus redeems
 Both you and me
 Let’s never forget
 That extraordinary day
 When heaven came down
 And in a manger lay 

God Gave a Gift

 Wrapped up like a gift in a manger lay
 The Savior of Creation came to earth a babe
 Shepherds in the field came to see the babe
 Told me angel chorus where the child lay
 God gave a gift.  A precious gift. A gift for you and I
 He came to free us from our sin.  He came to earth to die
 Wise men bearing gifts travelled from afar
 Following a sign above the brightest of all stars
 Who would have though this little child 
 Would grow to save us.  Die to raise us
 Who would have though this humble babe
 Had come to die. Be crucified
 One day reign in heaven high

As A Babe

 He was wrapped in simple cloths from a garment lying there
 The baby in the manger lay His head down in the hay
 No royal robe awaiting
 No pretty blanket there
 The King of Kings and Lord of Lords came down to earth that day
 Shepherds came to greet this babe the angel had declared
 The looked in awe as Mary held the baby in her arms
 The angel told them this child
 Would bring peace to all mankind
 So the bowed and worshipped Him as the King of Kings that day
 That day was the beginning
 That day brought our redemption
 That day Christ came to live with us
 That day He came to die
 That day He brought God’s love to earth
 That day God’s mercy mercy
 That day the grace of God came as a babe
 He grew and taught us of our Father up in heaven
 Then He gave His life away as a sacrifice for sin
 He didn’t have to save us
 He didn’t have to raise us
 But He loved us all so much that He did it anyway 
 When we will put our trust in Him we inherit life
 When we acknowledge He is Lord we win
 The joy and peace from god above will set our spirits free
 We’ll be no longer captured by our sin
 This day is the beginning
 This day brings our redemption
 This day Christ comes to live with us
 This day He comes to die
 This day He brings God’s love to earth
 This day God’s mercy shows
 This day the grace of God comes as a babe

Miracle Child

 The young girl was praying on bended knee saying Lord I will follow wherever you lead
 With this child my family will send me away ‘til the day the baby is born.
 The young man asked why he should still love the lass when the child she carried he knew was not his
 All the world would mock her and treat her as dirt and the hurt would never return
 But the Angel had told them the child would be theirs that He would be special and they should not care
 How the world would respond to this miracle child 
 So they trusted in the Lord.  Yes they trusted in the Lord.
 They called His name Jesus, Emmanuel
 Ki-ing of all kings, Lord of all
 Wonderful Savior, Prince of peace
 Emmanuel, God is wi-ith us.
 They followed the road down to Bethlehem where the child would be born, in a manger lay
 And they settled him down in the soft, cool hay and they prayed, giving thanks to the Lord
 Then kings from afar came bearing great gifts and shepherds left flocks just to kneel at His feet
 The star was so bright ‘bove the place where he lay 
 ‘Twas the birthday of the King.  The birthday of the King!
 All heaven rejoiced at the sound of His coming, on earth all was quiet and still
 The child in the manger brought peace to all men, and His message would be of good will

The Good News

 Have you heard the news?  It came out today.  
 How a child was born and in a manger lay.
 Have you seen the star shining oh so bright?  
 Right above our heads, making day of night.
 How can all this be?  What can these things mean?  
 Is it coincidence or a miracle we see?
 Where is this little child?   
 I hear he’s meek and mild.  
 I hear he’s come to save the world.
 How can a baby boy bring all the earth such joy? 
 Is he the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
 Shepherds keep their watch In a quiet field 
 When a host of angels in the sky appear
 They sing highest praise, saying do not fear.  
 A child is born this day – he’s in a manger near
 How can all this be?  What can these things mean?  
 Is it a vision, or have we just dreamed a dream?
 Where is this newborn babe?  
 The angels told the way.  
 They said he’s come to bring us peace
 How can a baby boy bring all the earth such joy.  
 Is he the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
 Mary lifts her head.  Joseph lifts his arms.  
 The sing praise to God for the wondrous thing he’s done
 Shepherds join in song.  Wise men sing along.  
 Hosanna to God’s precious Holy Son
 He is the King of Kings.  He is the Lord of Lords.    Sing Emanuel to the Lord
 He is the King of Kings.  He is the Lord of Lords.    Sing Emanuel to the Lord
 Sing Emanuel to the Lord.  Sing Emanuel to the Lord.  Sing Emanuel to the Lord 

So Few

 He was born in a stable in little Bethlehem
 Laid in a manger sleeping on the hay
 Angels beckoned shepherds and kings from other lands
 To see the Son of God that day
 What they all knew is that He was born a King
 Despite the surroundings they could see
 Mary and Joseph knew glad tidings He would bring
 The Son of Man would show the way
 Oh, what a blessing
 Oh , what an honor
 Oh, what a solemn call it is
 So few had come to the baby born that night
 So few knew Him as a King
 Today we decorate with lights and candy canes
 Presents are set under a Christmas tree
 But there are so few that really recognize the day
 As a day they celebrate their King
 They think He’s a prophet or a teacher of great truths
 They think He’s a wise man with a gift
 Some even think He’s a fable and never really lived
 Oh how wrong they are to miss the King
 Oh, what a blessing
 Oh, what an honor
 Oh, what a solemn call it is
 To be among the few who call this baby King
 So few make Him Lord of their lives
 So few bow down to the baby born that night
 So few know the Savior has arrived
 So few recognize He came to give His life
 So few will bow before His throne
 The shepherds Knew the story
 The wise men knew the story
 Mary and Joseph knew the story
 Do you? 

All Because of Christmas

 I walk through the city and see the lights
 Red, green and blue, they shine so bright
 Each house is lit up in the night
 All because of Christmas
 Merchants are smiling as people pay
 For merchandise they bought that day
 They smile as people shop and play
 All because of Christmas
 Churches are bustling with holiday fare
 Candies and cookies abundant are there
 The choirs are singing their songs of cheer
 All because of Christmas
 Families will gather from miles away
 Have not been together for many a day
 They get along fine and then go their way
 All because of Christmas
 But Christmas is more than shopping and food
 More than the lights or family viewed 
 Christmas is when a baby was born
 A long, long time ago
 He was born in a stable that Holy night
 Above shone a star of incredible light
 Angels announced His birth that day
 A long, long time ago
 He did not come a good life to live
 He came to die and to pardon our sin
 Now we are free from guilt and shame
 And live forever with Him
 This Christmas you can enjoy the lights
 The food and the family and presents all right
 But please don’t forget that babe long ago
 Who gave His life just for you 

The Cross Was the Reason

 When I think about the manger, I think about the cross
 All the wondrous things God did on those two days
 The first tells of the birth of the precious Son of God
 To bring to us the dawn of peace and grace
 The shepherds in the field show all are welcome there
 The kings who came with gifts show us His worth
 The star was like a beacon that anyone could see
 But only few received the Saviors birth
 The manger shows His meekness and deep humility
 That the Son of God would come to such a place
 The inn shows us that many would turn the babe away
 Refusing to partake of God’s sweet grace
 The cross shows us His passion for every single one
 The bruises and the scars He took for us
 His cry of please forgive them rings down throughout all time
 Showing that our God is true and just
 He gave His mother comfort from the agony He felt
 As He gave John the charge to care for her
 His cry of don’t forsake me shows His bitter taste of death
 For the first time He was parted from His Father
 When He cried it is finished all creation should have bowed
 To the King who gave His life for all mankind
 The plan of our redemption was finally complete
 And His death would be a light for all of time
 But it was not finished, the story’s not complete
 Three days later He arose from death to life
 Now He lives forevermore and He reigns from High above
 Providing for us all eternal life
 Yes, the manger stands so tall as a beacon in the dark
 Of a world that’s full of sin and much despair
 But you cannot see the manger as a symbol by itself
 The cross was the reason that He came
Christmas poetry

The Great Payment

 Have you ever thought it strange
 That a baby in a manger
 Would be the one who came to set men free
 And have you ever stopped to think
 About the fact that Heaven’s King
 Left His throne to come and die for you and me
 You may think it’s fable
 He was born in lowly stable
 But the story has withstood the test of time
 And I thought that you should know
 Why I’ve come to love Him so
 For I want you to know this Lord of Life
 You see, He changed my life
 When I came to Him that time
 That my life was spinning out of control
 He forgave all of my sin 
 And He put His spirit in 
 Now He walks with me wherever I may go
 Because this baby in the manger
 Was no ordinary stranger
 But the Son of God who came to earth that day
 He shared the Father’s love
 And brought healing from above
 And He said He was the truth the life the way
 His teaching brought division
 Put the leaders in derision
 They decided that He must be put to death
 So they shouted crucify Him
 On a cross they railed against Him
 And He gave His life in one last gasp of breath
 The final price was paid
 For the sin of human race
 And now we are set free forevermore
 And it all began that day
 In a stable filled with hay
 And a baby who the blessed Mary bore.
 This Christmas don’t forget
 The great payment for our debt
 That was made by that baby in the hay
 He was born to die for me
 And to set the captive free
 Let us celebrate His birth this Christmas day