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Gather Round, ye Children Come

14 December, 2009

Words and music by Andrew Peterson

Gather ’round, ye children, come
Listen to the old, old story
Of the power of death undone
By an infant born of glory
Son of God, Son of Man

Gather ’round, remember now
How creation held its breath
How it let out a sigh
And it filled up the sky with the angels
Son of God, Son of Man

So sing out with joy for the brave little boy
Who was God, but he made himself nothing
Well he gave up his pride
And he came here to die like a man

Therefore God exalted him
To the place of highest praises
And he gave him a name above every name
That at the very name of Jesus,
Son of God

We would sing out with joy for the brave little boy
Who was God, but he made himself nothing
Well he gave up his pride
And he came here to die like a man

So in heaven and earth and below
Every knee would bow and worship
And every tongue would proclaim
That Jesus, He reigns with the angel!

So sing out with joy for the brave little boy
Who was God but he made himself nothing
Well he gave up his pride
And he came here to die like a man

So gather ’round, ye children come
Listen to the old, old story
Of the power of death undone
By an infant born of glory
Son of God, Son of Man

For the next twelve days I will be posting a version of the Christmas story told in the words of Andrew Peterson, but its mostly just paraphrased Bible verses.  I hope you will stay tuned for the rest of the story.  Its probably the greatest story ever told, and the great thing is that it is truth.

There will be parts of the story that are desperately sad, there will be parts that are gruesomely hard, there will be parts that are so joyful that they will bring tears to your eyes, there will be parts that make you feel like the chains are being taken off of your own feet, and parts that make you feel like God is gathering you under His great wings.  Know that this is the story of redemption of God’s people, and that this is the true story of Christmas, the Christmas that brings joy to those clothed in Christ’s righteousness.  We were all dead in our transgressions and sins, and this is what He did to bring us back to Himself.  Because of the great love with which he loves us.

These are the real Twelve Days of Christmas.

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