Born to Give Us Second Birth

Selected by Dan Clendenin

Jack Brown
Olivet, Michigan

“Born to Give Us Second Birth”
Isaiah chapters 9, 53, 60, 61; Matthew 2, John 1
Meter 8.7.8.7, Can be sung to the tune: Rathbun — “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”

In our poverty of spirit
Christ arrived as God’s good Word;
(Grant us, God, good grace to hear it.)
Christ was born to be our Lord.

In the gloom of deep, dull darkness,
In the shade of endless night,
Jesus came a child, a baby,
Born to give us hope and light.

In the gloom of deep, dull darkness,
In the shade of endless night,
Jesus came a child, a baby,
Born to give us hope and light.

When we felt our hearts were broken,
Jesus met us face to face,
Loving us in word and token -
Born to give us peace and grace.

Wisest one of all the ages
Christ came here, a babe so small,
Early blessed by wizened sages,
Born to lead and bless us all.

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