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    Lovely Progression

    Jesus, how sweet your virgin birth,
    Deep, lovely mystery:
    Out from the unsewn womb sprang forth
    God of eternity!
    I kneel before your bed so rough,
    My Savior in a feeding trough,
    Divine before the world began,
    And now in time become a man.

    Jesus, how sweet your life on earth,
    Your public ministry,
    Your miracles of saving worth
    O'er sin and misery;
    I hear in reverential awe
    Your thund'rous utt'rance of the Law,
    And offer in my own defense
    Your life of pure obedience.

    Jesus, how sweet your saving death,
    The atoning sacrifice!
    My plea rose up on your last breath
    Like incense to the skies;
    I weep before that blessed tree
    Where priceless blood was spilled for me,
    Where all the wrath of God was poured
    On the Beloved of the Lord.

    Jesus, how sweet your rising up
    Victorious from the dead
    To fill my upheld mercy cup,
    To crush the Tempter's head!
    I come by grace before your throne
    And there in trembling joy bow down,
    Before my King who now must reign
    Till he make all things new again.

    Posted by Nathan on February 29, 2008 01:15 AM


    who wrote this hymn? Reading it is edifying.

    Beautiful. Just Beautiful.

    A Lion Has Roared!


    I wrote it -- I'm so glad it could be of use in your edification! Keep meditating on our Savior.


    Nathan... what amazing and delightful words! Does the hymn have music to go along with it yet?


    No, my ability ends with words -- I have no musical skill whatsoever. So if any talented musician would be interested in writing some music to go along with it, I would be all for it :).


    I praise God for these words and for the abundant mercy He has had on us. Blessed be His name. Thanks for this meditation.



    I feel your pain. All I play is the radio(self taught). I've been told I'm quite gifted.

    I tried writing a lot of poetic stuff of various styles. This was very good.

    God Bless

    A Lion Has Roared!

    I am thinking about writing music to this if it is okay with you. :) Just for fun, of course.

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