Isaiah’s Song: A Christmas Poem


 

At the behest of my dear wife – a poem for Christmas, 2019 – based upon Isa. 9:6-7.

Isaiah 9:6–7 (ESV) — 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

For unto us, a child is born
In love, from Heaven’s throne was torn
From angel’s praise to earthly scorn
This child,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
Yes unto us, God’s Son is giv’n
His feet, His hands, His side be riv’n
The piercing nails by hate be driv’n
God’s Son,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
The government shall rest on Him
But first, the weight of human sin
He’ll feel the Father’s gaze grow dim
This King,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
First Wonderful, shall be His name
Eternal God, for e’re the same
And yet as God in flesh He came
See now,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
And Counselor His name is too
He is the way, the life, the truth
God’s highest wisdom, Love’s great proof
Oh look!
‘Tis Christ our Savior
His name shall be The Mighty God
The Worthy of all praise and laud
He rules with God’s own iron rod
Behold!,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
The Everlasting Father’s name
He’ll wear as His, tho man became
To die, and then His throne reclaim
Jesus,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
And Prince of Peace His name shall be
In reconciling Adam’s seed
His blood, it pleads for you and me
All praise!
‘Tis Christ our Savior
With divine zeal He’ll finish sin
And bring God’s Kingdom fully in
Redeeming all who trust in Him
This Babe,
‘Tis Christ our Savior
So low the angels’ bent to see
The awe of His nativity
He stooping low where we would be
For us,
‘Tis Christ our Savior

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