Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Song

O Hear the Word Declared to You
©C. Baxter Kruger 1994


O hear the Word declared to you as He became a man
the Father’s passion ceases not for His eternal plan
Wake up and see the time is full the great exchange has come
the Son of God stands in our place the Father’s will is done

O look and see the ancient Son though rich became so poor
with our own poverty He fought and blow by blow endured
Wake up and see His painful wealth for this He came to be
the treasure of the Triune life in our humanity

O see our awful flesh embraced by Him who dwells on high
he plunged into our darkness to bring the light of life
Wake up and see amazing grace in flesh the Father known
to share with us within our reach the life that is His own

O Spirit grant with unveiled face that we this Man would see
and know His heart and soul and mind and share His victory
Inspire our empty hearts to run to this vicarious One
and give us fellowship with Him the Father’s one true Son

6 comments:

Scott said...

Merry Christmas!!
Thanks for the "Ongoing Thoughts" I'm really looking forward to further blogs in the next year. What blessing it will be!

Anonymous said...

Howdy from Texas! It is amazing that so many do not want to see Jesus in such a BIG way! Thank you for proclaiming Him! You often refer to the "Western" way of looking at Christ; is the Eastern, or Orthodox view more correct? Could you speak to this?

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Finland...you know the country squeezed in by Russia and Sweden. I was introduced to Perichoresis couple of months back..and it made such an impact to really understand the Trinity. I tried to understand it before and Eastern Orthodox and some of their theology helped me alot; otherwise, I was trapped in the R.C., Lutheran mindset. Please keep up the good work. In Him, david.

jay said...

merry christmas Baxter!!

from Ywami.net here in toronto.

Tell Vanessa ...that her songs are amazing.

bless you and your ministry

Jay

Anonymous said...

Great Poem!! Would make a great song I reckon ;)

Anonymous said...

I as well, would like to know why you aren't eastern orthodox. What views do they have that may be mistaken? Because, from what it sounds like...you are preaching eastern orthodox theology.