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King of Kings

I was listening to this song at the gym this morning and was stunned by the lyrics. I’ve heard the song before but never truly internalized the words. They’re staggering.

Verse 1

In the darkness we were waiting
Without hope without light
Till from heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes
To fulfil the law and prophets

To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt

Verse 4

And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint

By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me

This in particular had me wound up …

To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt

The gospel in 18 words. You can’t make it any clearer, can’t make it more efficient or succinct. Praise him for giving us words that stir our hearts and our affections.