“’And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.’ So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which is translated, ‘God with us’.”
Because He Came
Because He came that holy night
We can now know His awesome power and might
Though helpless as a baby on that night long ago
Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus never succumbs to His foes.
Because He came we have the greatest gift
Emmanuel, God with us—gives our spirits a lift
For this tiny baby grew up to be the Man
Who died to provide salvation to every woman, child and man.
Because He came we can have such hope
No matter how painful life may get, we can always cope
For in His grace and His mercy His love He imparts
We need only be willing and open our hearts.
Because He came there’s life after this
If I didn’t say this, I’d be so remiss:
What have YOU done with God’s greatest gift?
Have you openly received and partaken of it?
Or have you sealed up your heart as tight as a drum
Placing the Gift on the shelf so it’s touched by no one?
Oh surrender now to receive His grace
The forgiveness you need is found in His face
God’s greatest gift, Jesus, can be yours now—forever
No matter what you do, His love you can’t sever!
Because He came, the world’s never been the same
Nor our hearts, for His gift eternal changes have made
So now we can say “Merry Christmas” all because He came!