Day 4: Mighty Redeemer

“God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”  (Acts 5:31)

This is an English carol that is set to the old Gaelic tune known as Bunessan.  The tune is probably more familiar to you from the hymn, “Morning has Broken.”

The second verse recall Christ first advent as “Once the most holy Child of salvation gently and lowly.” But “Now as our glorious Mighty Redeemer, see him victorious over each foe.” He came in humility.  He died in shame.  He was raised victoriously.  Now he reigns in glory.  Upon his second advent he will be revealed not as a lowly child but as our Mighty Redeemer in all power and majesty.  As we celebrate your first advent, Lord Jesus, we expectantly wait for your second.

CHILD IN THE MANGER

Child in the manger, infant of Mary
Outcast and stranger, Lord of us all
Child who inherits all our transgressions
All our demerits upon Him fall

Once the most holy Child of salvation
Gently and lowly lived low
Now as our glorious Mighty Redeemer
See Him victorious over each foe

Prophets foretold Him, infant of wonder
Angels behold Him on His throne
Worthy our Savior of all their praises
Happy forever are His own
Worthy our Savior of all their praises
Happy forever are His own

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