This gift beyond description,
A Savior born for you and me.
Matchless love without compare,
Displaying endless mercy.
He came to live among us,
To fulfill the greatest plan.
Stripped of all His privilege,
He stepped down to live as man.
He demonstrates His love for us,
Through humble birth and death.
A greater love has not been shown,
Then at His final breath.
To save us undeserving ones,
And show goodwill toward men,
He rose again and intercedes,
We know he’ll come again.
By faith in Jesus Christ alone,
Our debt in full is paid.
Resulting in a peace with God,
That will not spoil or fade.
Grace from heaven, Immanuel,
With all the angels sing!
In our heart of hearts He dwells,
High Priest and Coming King!
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!
Luke 1:77 To bring and give the knowledge of salvation to His people in the forgiveness and remission of their sins. Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit [us]. To shine upon and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace.
Poetry Type: Hymn in Common Meter
14 responses to “Immanuel”
Very nice poem, Scotti. I love this time of year when we can reflect on Immanuel, God with us. It still blows my mind when I really stop to think of the condescion of God in taking on the form of man. What a wonder Jesus is!!!
God bless you in a very special way this Christmas!
Francine – you’ve emcompassed all that Jesus’ came as a baby for. All the hope He brought on that day of His birth. Immanuel – what an amazing word that is. God with us, 24/7. May you know Him as Immanuel, with your family, this Christmas. Bless you
Hi Scotti! Wishing you and family a joyous time remembering God’s infinite love towards us on first entry to earth and a fresh reminder on Jesus’ 2nd return. Immanuel.
Scotti, I’m just simply impressed every time I read your work. It’s so funny to look past the masks that so many of us had to wear at work, and see what one another’s hearts really look like. My best to your family this Christmas.
May you be blessed by the Presence of the Most High this holy season!
What a Savior we have. Blessings to you and your family, Scotti, as we celebrate His first coming.
Bless you this Christmas Scotti!
A Jubilee year to Scotti & family, O Lord Jesus!
Happy Christmas Scotti~
And a happy and peaceful new year to you.God Bless,Mike.
Good evening. What an incredible salvation and an awesome Savior we have in Jesus. May you and your household have a blessed new year in Jesus.
Another wonderful poem, Scotti and a great one to close out 2008. I’m looking forward to more touching poetry from you in 2009. Blessings to you, friend!
Happy New Year to all! Your comments are like a gift to me. Thanks for taking time out to stop by and leave a comment.
Blessings to you always,