Saturday, December 25, 2010

Joy to the World!


Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

I sang this song with the congregation at the Abney Street Church of God in Saint Albans last night. What brought tears to my eyes is the phrase

He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found

That is, the curse of sin and its effects. The Lord came to make his blessings flow far as the curse of sin was found. Thank God in Christ, the blessings flow even to me! Even to me!

Merry Christmas.