Monday, December 19, 2011

He Made A Way in a Manger

See mercy, mercy from on high,
Descend to rebels doomed to die.
'Tis mercy free that knows no bounds,
How grand, how gladsome is the sound.

Soon as the reign of sin began,
The light of mercy dawned on man.
When God announced the blessed news,
"The woman's Seed thy head shall bruise."

Brightly it beamed on man forlorn
When Christ the Holy Child was born
And in its fullest splendour shone
When Jesus, dying cried, "Tis done!"

[R. Sandeman 1718-1771]

Luke 1:78 … Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us. ♥