Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Hymn Based on Luke 10:17-24: See the Joy of Christ Our Savior

Wrote these lyrics tonight based on these words about Jesus as the 72 returned with news about their mission:

17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Luke 10:17-22)

I wrote these words for the familiar tune found in the song, "Once in Royal David's City," if you want to sing.

See the joy of Christ our Savior,
in the Spirit filled with joy.
Satan now is cast from heaven,
and he soon will be destroyed.
Jesus came to bring us joy,
and the devil to destroy.

See the joy of Christ our Savior,
though He travels to the cross.
See His joy in restoration,
He restores what Adam lost.
For the Father He reveals,
erring sinners Jesus heals.

See the joy of Christ our Savior,
as the people turn from sin.
For they see His grace and glory,
and they turn in joy to Him.
Jesus is the Father's Son,
and forever they are One.

See the joy of Christ our Savior,
for He loves the Father's way.
Blind the proud and worldly wise men,
deep in darkness see them stray.
But to Christ the children look,
and their names in heaven's book.

See the joy of Christ our Savior,
joy above the sons of men.
Joy eternal with His Father,
that the proud won't comprehend.
Songs of praise let us employ,
triune God the source of joy!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Share This