December 11: Christmas Light – “What Child is This?”

At the age of 29 William Dix was living in Glasgow, Scotland working as an insurance salesman.  He contracted a serious illness that left him in bed, and also (eventually) depressed.  For the promising young hymn writer, it looked like his illness would limit his ministry.  But, the Lord is not restricted by our limitations.  In our weakness, the strength of the Lord is often most clearly seen. 

It was from this bed of despair that William Dix wrote the hymn “What Child is This?”  The song is a simple Q&A style, where the verses ask questions that the chorus answers.  

  • Question:  “What child is this that lay to rest in Mary’s lap sleeping?”  
  • Answer:  “This, this is Christ the King!”  

In Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus asks His disciples who they thought He was.  Dix’s song points Jesus’ words forward to us.  During the Christmas season we see depictions of Baby Jesus everywhere.  As we see these depictions of Jesus, may we ask ourselves the question of the song, “What child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?”  Some may say that Jesus is a prophet or a religious leader.  But who do you say that Jesus is?  Is He just those things, or something more?

May we come to know (as Peter did in Matthew 16) that Jesus is the Christ (Savior), the Son of the Living God.  And because He is a living God, He offers us a living hope, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3).”

From a place of personal frailty, Dix reminded us of the power of God in Christ.  The Child that lay sleeping on Mary’s lap offers hope and life to all who come to know His true identity and trust in Him.  Who do you say this child is?

What Child Is This?

What Child is this Who, laid to rest

On Mary’s lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste, to bring Him laud

The Babe, the Son of Mary

Why lies He in such mean estate

Where ox and lamb are feeding?

Good Christian, fear, for sinners here

The silent Word is pleading

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through

The cross be borne for me, for you

Hail, hail the Word made flesh

The Babe, the Son of Mary

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh

Come peasant, king to own Him

The King of kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone Him

Raise, raise a song on high

The virgin sings her lullaby

Joy, joy for Christ is born

The Babe, the Son of Mary

 

 

 

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December 10: Christmas Light – “Labor of Love”

 

Real life is messy, isn’t it?  Things don’t always go as planned.  Failures in our performance cause us to doubt ourselves.  When things don’t work out as we would like, we doubt God.  Our years are filled with some highs, many lows, and lots of “average.”

Into this real, messy world . . . Jesus came.

All too often, our picture of the night when Jesus was born is not real enough.  Because we are so familiar with the story, and because this story is often depicted for us with pristine porcelain figurines, we incorrectly assume Jesus was born without any “mess.”  Because of the song Mary sings in Luke 1, we imagine her as magnificent . . . fearless and understanding all things.  But the reality was probably much messier than that.  Yes, Mary was visited by an angel to inform her that she would bear a child, and yes, that child was conceived in an immaculate way (the highs); but after that conception (at first) her fiancé wanted to leave her and she left her hometown to “lay low” at her cousin Elizabeth’s house – most likely to escape the whispers of ridicule in her own backyard (the lows).  Additionally, though, she endured 9 months of pregnancy . . . 9 months of wondering, “did I hear that angel correctly?” . . . 9 months of “average.” 

In Matthew 1, Joseph is called “noble.”  Because of that, we may think Joseph was a rock for Mary throughout the process . . . but we know the reality was messier than that.  That “rock” wanted to “roll” out of their betrothal initially not knowing what was going on.  How could Joseph have fully grasped that the One who was in his fiancé’s womb was the maker of the moon?

We live in a messy life.  A life with doubt, disease, and dispair.  Jesus willingly and joyfully entered into it.  Not a cleaned up “porcelain doll” type life, but REAL LIFE . . . messy life.  

Today’s Christmas song reminds us of the “straw around the stable.” Andrew Peterson’s “Labor of Love” artistically articulates a picture of that first Christmas night that has not been airbrushed.  As you listen to its words, connect the dots to your reality.  

Mary was afraid . . . at times so are we.  

Joseph did not understand . . . at times neither do we.  

Yet, into Bethlehem (and into our backyard) Jesus has come to clean up our mess, dissuade our doubts, and free us from our fears.  Knowing who He is and what He came to do, let us (like Mary) labor to really love Him while we live in this real world.

 

Labor of Love

It was not a silent night

There was blood on the ground

You could hear a woman cry

In the alleyways that night

On the streets of David’s town

And the stable was not clean

And the cobblestones were cold

And little Mary full of grace

With the tears upon her face

Had no mother’s hand to hold

It was a labor of pain

It was a cold sky above

But for the girl on the ground in the dark

With every beat of her beautiful heart

It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side

Callused hands and weary eyes

There were no midwives to be found

On the streets of David’s town

In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed

Shafts of moonlight on his face

For the baby in her womb

He was the maker of the moon

He was the author of the faith

That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain

It was a cold sky above

But for the girl on the ground in the dark

With every beat of her beautiful heart

It was a labor of love

For little Mary full of grace

With the tears upon her face

It was a labor of love

It was not a silent night

On the streets of David’s town

 

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December 9: Christmas Light – “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

In 1868, Episcopalian Pastor Phillip Brooks needed a song for the kids to sing at a Christmas service at his church.  Not satisfied with any other songs he had heard, Brooks decided to write a song himself.  Inspired by a Christmas Eve service Brooks had attended in Bethlehem during a Holy Land trip three years prior, Brooks sat down and wrote the song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”  Not only did the children in his church sing this song in their Christmas program, but millions more continue to sing the song today, some 150 years later.  Think about that for a moment.  This Philadelphia Pastor has a top hit that has lasted 15 decades!  Knowing that best sellers in the iTunes music store top the charts for only about 15 days and even the best of our contemporary praise and worship songs might only persist for about 15 years, Brooks song is amazingly durable.  What is it about this song that has allowed it to endure?

I think the message of this hymn is very powerful.  I have always been struck by the phrase at the end of the first verse, “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight.”  The idea that Jesus Christ comforts our deepest fears and provides for us our greatest hope is an amazingly powerful message!  As I ponder the significance of this phrase, I am reminded of 1 Peter 1:8-9, “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”  Our deepest fear is death.  Our greatest hope is eternal life in fellowship with our Creator, the salvation of our souls.  Truly, in Christ the hopes and fears of all the years are met.

As you sing this hymn this year may you be reminded of the comfort and hope Jesus Christ provides to you and me.

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem

How still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting Light

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight

For Christ is born of Mary

And gathered all above

While mortals sleep, the angels keep

Their watch of wondering love

O morning stars together

Proclaim the holy birth

And praises sing to God the King

And Peace to men on earth

How silently, how silently

The wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of His heaven.

No ear may his His coming,

But in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive him still,

The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem

Descend to us, we pray

Cast out our sin and enter in

Be born to us today

We hear the Christmas angels

The great glad tidings tell

O come to us, abide with us

Our Lord Emmanuel

 

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Christmas Light (part 2) Sermon Audio

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church in Norman, Oklahoma, I preached a sermon based on John 1:1-14. This message was part 2 of the “Christmas Light” series.  Below is the audio from the message to listen to, download, or share.

 

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Christmas Light (part 2) Sermon Questions

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on John 1:1-14.  This message was part 2 in the “Christmas Light” sermon series.  Below are a set of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.

 

Sermon Questions:

  1. Pray
  2. Read John 1:1-14
  3. Do you normally think of “Life” and “Light” when you think of Jesus?  Why or why not?
  4. What are some examples you can think of in our daily lives where people are “running the wrong direction” to find life and light?
  5. Certainly we CAN live our lives any way we want . . . but there is only one way of living that we were MADE FOR . . . and this is the life Jesus calls us to as we follow Him.  Have you experienced any “breaking” in your own life as you tried to life a life without obedience to Jesus and His Word?
  6. The Light of Jesus illuminates our way.  What is your plan to have YOUR path lit by Jesus (through the Scripture and the Spirit) in the new year ahead?
  7. When you think of your life right now, is it characterized by “receiving” Jesus or “rejecting” Jesus as the Lord of your life?  How do you want your life to be characterized in the year ahead?
  8. You can receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior right now, and experience the benefits and blessings of being a child of God.  Are you trusting in Him today to be your rescuer of sin and judgment?
  9. What is one particular application you took away from this message?

 

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December 8: Christmas Light – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Every year on my son’s birthday, we find special ways to celebrate his life.  One of the common things we will do is have a birthday party.  When we have a party, one of the critical questions to answer is “who will we invite to the party?”  Some years, the guest list has consisted of only family.  Other years, we have invited only a couple of friends.  Still other years, we invited all the boys on a team or in his class. 

Whatever the determined guest list, the next step is to invite those guests to attend – so an email, phone call, or post card heads in the direction of friends and family.  Those who receive the invite then have a choice, will they attend?  Are they able?

I was thinking about this dynamic as I look over the lyrics of one of my most beloved Christmas Carols, “O Come All Ye Faithful.”  This song recounts the birth day of Jesus Christ.  At His birth, a “party” broke out near the manger.  Of course Mary and Joseph were there, but soon others began to make their way to the gathering.  God the Father went out of His way to invite two very different (and unlikely) groups to attend the party – shepherds and Magi (see Luke 2:8-20, and Matthew 2:1-12).  The shepherds represented common Jewish people – a class of citizens that would normally NEVER have been invited to a religious ceremony or royal birth.  The Magi were Gentiles from a faraway land who would have had no expectation of inclusion in the plans of the God of Israel.  Yet, at Jesus’ birth day party, God sends an angelic invite to the shepherds and a starry message to the Magi inviting them to come.

When these invites come, the shepherds and Magi have a choice.  Will they attend?  Are they able?  Both groups move toward the manger.  Both groups decide that they cannot miss the opportunity to be included in this special moment.  As a result, both are incredibly blessed.  They were not able on their own, but by God’s grace, they find their stories find meaning in Christ.

Now, I want you to think about your own life for a moment.  By virtue of you reading this devotional, knowing these songs, reading the Christmas story, you have received an invitation from your Heavenly Father.  An invite to come to Jesus and find your hope in Him.  

This invitation from God is not based on our performance but on His grace.  It is sinful people like you and me, like the shepherds and wise men, who get the invite to come to Jesus and find our hope and forgiveness and life in Him.  God desires that we open this invitation by faith and trust in Jesus as the Son of God who takes away the penalty of our sins through His death on the cross.  Have you placed your faith in Jesus?  If not, hear the words of today’s song as an invite from God to come and adore Him and place your faith in Jesus.

O Come All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful

Joyful and triumphant

O come ye, oh come ye to Bethlehem

Come and behold Him

Born the king of angels

 

Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him

 Christ the Lord

Sing, Choirs of angels

Sing in exultation

Sing all ye citizens of heaven above!

Glory to God

Glory in the highest

 

Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him

Christ the Lord

 

Yea, Lord we greet thee

Born this happy morning

Jesus to Thee be all glory given

Word of the Father

Now in flesh appearing

 

Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him

Christ the Lord

 

 

 

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December 7: Christmas Light – “Matthew’s Begats”

Matthew’s Begats

I am the son of Dick and Beverly Robinson . . . the grandson of Don and Boonetta Davis and Glen and Alice Robinson . . . and so on, and so on.  These facts are personally very meaningful.  They describe my earthly heritage and contain the names of people who have shaped my life in profound ways.  

Every person reading this ALSO is a part of a family tree.  Though my experience as a descendant of the “Robinson” and “Davis” families is very positive, your experience may have been rocky.  For good or for bad, we are still connected to and marked by our lineage.  Personally, it bears great meaning to each of us.

However, there are some people whose family trees are not just PERSONALLY interesting, but have implications that impact the world.  Think about members of the British Royal Family.  Their blood lines bring with them responsibility and authority that impacts the society around them.

In Matthew 1:1-17, we see the family tree of Jesus Christ.  This family tree lets us know a few things:

1)  It shows us that Jesus (the Son of God) became fully human at His earthly birth.  He did not just become “human-like,” He PERSONALLY took on flesh and dwelt among us.  Therefore, we do not have a Savior who cannot relate to us, but we have One who knows what it means to live in this world.  His lineage is a reminder of that.

2)  It shows us that Jesus genealogy sets Him up for a WORLD-WIDE impact.  He is a descendant of Abraham, reminding us that He is ethnically a Jew, thus continuing the fulfillment of God’s promises to His people long ago.  Also, we see that Jesus’ great, great, great, great, great Grandpa was David – a reminder that Jesus would be the promised descendant of David to sit on the throne of God and reign forever.  His family tree supports and qualifies Him for not just personal influence.

At Christmastime, we sometimes skip the beginning verses of Matthew 1:1-17 and begin our Scripture reading when the Angels show up in 1:18ff.  When we do that, we miss the blessing of generations . . . reminding us of the PERSONAL and WORLD shaping reality of Jesus life.  Today’s song takes this long lineage and places it to music in a fun and memorable way. 

Matthew’s Begats

Abraham had Isaac

Isaac, he had Jacob

Jacob, he had Judah and his kin

Then Perez and Zerah

Came from Judah’s woman, Tamar

Perez, he brought Hezron up

And then came

Aram, then Amminadab

Then Nahshon, who was then the dad of Salmon

Who with Rahab fathered Boaz

Ruth, she married Boaz who had Obed

Who had Jesse

Jesse, he had David who we know as king

David, he had Solomon by dead Uriah’s wife

Solomon, well you all know him

He had good old Rehoboam

Followed by Abijah who had Asa

Asa had Jehoshaphat had Joram had Uzziah

Who had Jotham then Ahaz then Hezekiah

Followed by Manasseh who had Amon

Who was a man

Who was father of a good boy named Josiah

Who grandfathered Jehoiachin

Who caused the Babylonian captivity

Because he was a liar

Then he had Shealtiel, who begat Zerubbabel

Who had Abiud who had Eliakim

Eliakim had Azor who had Zadok who had Akim

Akim was the father of Eliud then

He had Eleazar who had Matthan who had Jacob

Now, listen very closely

I don’t want to sing this twice

Jacob was the father of Joseph

The husband of Mary

The mother of Christ

 

 

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December 6: Christmas Light – “Mary Did You Know?”

Mary Did You Know?

In 1991 Buddy Greene and Mark Lowry wrote a modern Christmas song that has become a contemporary “classic.”  In its short history, this song has been recorded by many contemporary artists, and sung in many church services.  

The song asks a simple rhetorical question:  Mary, did you know who your Son was?  The question is expanded throughout the song citing both the salvation Jesus would bring and the miracles He would work.  Did Mary know while holding Him in Bethlehem’s barn who Jesus really was?

This song is musically beautiful, but it also shines a spotlight on the paradox of the Sovereign God becoming a dependent baby.  But for all of its beauty, is it accurate?  Did Mary know?  If so, what did Mary know?

From the very beginning, Mary certainly knew that Jesus was not a normal baby.  Take a moment and read Luke 1:26-38.  In these verses, Mary finds out she is pregnant through a conversation with the angel Gabriel.  In this conversation she would come to know:

  • She had found favor with God (1:28-30)
  • She was pregnant with a Son, even though she was a virgin (1:31)
  • Her Son would be the Son of God (1:32a, 35)
  • Her Son would be the promised Messiah (1:32b)
  • Her Son’s Kingdom would know no end (1:33)

For nine months Mary carried Jesus with the words of the Angel (no doubt) reverberating in her ears and echoing through her heart.  Then, when Jesus was born, angels and shepherds, and Magi show up and remind her of the supernatural nature of her Son.  As He grows up, she continued to know that Jesus was unique.  She even had an expectation that He could do miracles (like turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana – John 2).  

So, based on these verses, did Mary know?  Yes.  I think she knew.

However, let’s not make Mary into more than she was.  She was certainly favored by God, but she was still human.  At one point, she (and Jesus’ half brothers) openly questioned His methods (Matthew 12:46-50).  After Jesus’ crucifixion, Mary was not sitting outside the tomb on the morning fo the third day expecting to see the stone rolled away.  She (like the other disciples) thought the Dream died on the cross.  

So, in one sense Mary knew, but in another sense she didn’t.

So, the question asked in this song reminds us that at times we can KNOW a truth about God, but still have questions about how it looks in our lives.  Can you relate?  Allow this tension to encourage you today in the areas of your life where you know, but in another sense don’t know.  

 

Mary Did You Know?

Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?

Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?

Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?

This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?

Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?

Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?

When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God

Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know?

Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know?

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again

The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?

Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?

Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect lamb?

That sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am

Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know?

Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Oh

Mary did you know?

 

 

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Christmas Light (Part 2) Sermon Preview

55 years ago, Minnesota Viking Defensive End Jim Marshall was involved in one of the most famous plays in NFL history.  Though no NFL defender has ever played more seasons, and though Marshall recovered an NFL record 30 fumbles in his career, he will always be remembered for a particularly grievous mistake he made in a 1964 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

At a critical point in this game, the Vikings’ “Purple People Eaters” defense forced a fumble from a 49er ball carrier that was scooped up by Marshall.  In the excitement and confusion of the moment, Marshall got turned around and ran 66 yards THE WRONG WAY into his own end zone.  Thinking he just scored a touchdown, he threw the ball out of bounds in celebration, resulting in a safety.  Though he worked hard (recovered a fumble and quickly ran 66 yards), and though he sincerely thought he had scored, he was mistaken.  Instead of “winning” he was “losing” – that moment at least.

I was thinking about Marshall’s moment today as I reflected upon John 1:1-14.  In this passage of Scripture, Jesus is referred to as both “Life” and “Light.”  These are two things that virtually all of humanity wants and needs.  In fact, they are intimately connected.  You cannot have life without light.  When God created the world at the beginning of all things, He FIRST created light, as it was necessary for everything else to survive (Genesis 1:3).  Though all of us want and need life and light, we sometimes run the wrong way to find them.

In the confusion of life, it is all too easy for us to get turned around and headed in the wrong direction.  Sometimes we think that Jesus (or at least the version of Christianity we are familiar with) wants death and darkness for us . . . to remove the fun out of life by telling us what we cannot do.  In the temptation of everyday life, we scoop up an “opportunity” and run in the opposite direction of Jesus, headed towards drugs, pornography, an affair, gossip, the accumulation of material possessions, etc. thinking that if we run hard enough in that direction, we will “win” the satisfaction of enjoyment.  The problem is, these temptations do not produce the celebrations we desire.  When we reach that “end zone,” like Marshall’s “wrong way run,” we find shame and not satisfaction.

When John tells us that Jesus is both Life and Light, he is like a coach reminding us which goal line we were created to move towards.  Jesus does ask us to follow Him as He heads in a particular direction . . . but that direction is always life and not death; light and not darkness.  This is not to say that there will not be challenges as we follow Christ . . . but it is to say that those challenges are momentary, while the “win” is eternal.  When we do not follow Christ, it is just the opposite . . . the ecstatic feelings are fleeting, but the “loss” lasts.  

This Sunday at Wildwood, we will continue our series “Christmas Light” by looking at John 1:1-14.  In this message we will see what is meant by Jesus being Life and Light.  I know you want Life and Light for yourself and for those you know.  Come this Sunday, and invite your friends, as we explore this theme together in God’s Word.  Additionally, the children will be singing this Sunday in our worship services at the end of the services (this is an annual Wildwood tradition!).  We can’t wait to worship with you this holiday season.  See you Sunday at 9:45 or 11:00.

December 5: Christmas Light – “Breath of Heaven”

Breath of Heaven

Do you want a “blessed” life?  Of course you do!  Who doesn’t, right?  Only a hardcore atheist that does not believe in a “Bless-or” is repelled by the concept of being blessed by their Creator.  However, what does the blessing of God look like, and how do we get on the blessed list . . . these are questions we often debate or question.

After Mary is visited by Gabriel and told she was carrying the Son of God, she goes to visit her relative Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45).  At that time, Elizabeth declares to Mary that she is indeed “blessed” by God (Luke 1:42).  Of course, the blessing Elizabeth was referring to was the Baby Mary was carrying in her womb . . . but a closer reading of this passage (in context) also reveals to us another way Mary was blessed in Luke 1.

After being visited by the Angel Gabriel, Mary was left to ponder her new found pregnancy in (somewhat) isolation.  Her parents would have been concerned.  Her betrothed (Joseph) was considering a divorce.  Who would believe her?  Did she really hear the Angel correctly?  These were probably some of the questions Mary was asking.  

So, where does she go?  How does God provide and bless Mary in the midst of her situation?  The Lord has Mary walk 50-70 miles to the hills of Judah to visit Elizabeth:  the only other woman in the world who would understand miraculous pregnancies (see Luke 1:5-25)!  The Lord blessed Mary through another person – her cousin Elizabeth’s company!

That said, here are two thoughts:

  1. Can you imagine what Mary may have been thinking as she walked to Elizabeth’s house?  The song “Breath of Heaven” shares a fictionalized perspective from Mary as she made that walk.  Listen to this song today as you relate to her circumstance.
  2. Realize that the “Breath of Heaven’s” blessing that fell on Mary at that time was not a second angelic visit, but a cup of coffee with her cousin.  

Where in your life right now are you longing for the supernatural provision of God?  Have you ever stopped to think that the blessing of God . . . the breath of heaven . . . may be coming to you by another member of the Body of Christ who lives down the street, or is in your small group, or is just a phone call away.  The supernatural blessing of God is often wrapped in natural paper.

Breath of Heaven

I have traveled many moonless nights

Cold and weary with a babe inside

And I wonder what I’ve done

Holy Father, You have come

And chosen me now to carry Your Son

I am waiting in a silent prayer

I am frightened by the load I bear

In a world as cold as stone

Must I walk this path alone?

Be with me now, be with me now

Breath of Heaven, hold me together

Be forever near me, breath of Heaven

Breath of Heaven, lighten my darkness

Pour over me Your holiness for You are holy

Breath of Heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face

If a wiser one should have had my place?

But I offer all I am

For the mercy of Your plan

Help me be strong, help me be, help me

 

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