Self Giving Love

He began to see a universe,

with forms of life in time and space.

Speaking visions verse by verse

and bringing forth a brand new race.


What was the verse God spoke so grand,

who gave us life and all our being?

He was the very Son of Man,

all knowing and all seeing.


He also was the Son of God,

bursting forth with power and love,

whose Spirt swept the sea and sod,

and formed the swirling stars above.


Before all time his love was set.

He bound himself to all he spake.

He gave his all with no regret,

not for himself but for our sake


The One who spoke, gave us a voice

that we might also use our tongue,

that we might have the gift of choice,

even while the earth was young.


The serpent lifting self on high,

declared his place above the Son.

Then fell like lightning from the sky.

His hate brought death, but love has won.


That we might choose a fallen one

was to the Father no surprise.

For when all life had just begun.

the One all knowing and all wise,


did set a corner stone of love

which cannot fail or fall away.

As surely as the heavens above

the power of love could n’er decay.


By choosing life without God’s plan

we birthed the dying days of time.

What have we done o wretched man

to lose a vision so sublime?


The Father is both love and just,

The wages of our sin is death.

He gave us life but lost our trust.

We tried to live without his breath..

Apart from God all life’s a lie,

we cannot live without his breath.

When on this path we daily die,

 awaiting for our final death.

Our God is always breathing out.

We must inhale his life and strength,

dispelling all our fear and doubt.

His gracious mercy has no length.

So God required a spotless lamb,

the price for our rebellious sin.

A Holy God, the great I AM.

who paved the way for sin to end.


Sin restricts our time and space,

breaks down the fabric of all life,

and would destroy the human race

unless God ended all this strife.


The Son of God was Son of Man

to live and breathe like one of us.

He set in stone a Holy plan.

His loving arms became our truss.


He took on flesh, the flesh he made,

to show us how we are to live,

and even though we all have strayed,

 within his flesh God could forgive.


The Son of God came to his own,

The ones he fashioned by his word,

but for many he was unknown,

his loving message never heard.


Though in his image, we were made,

which reflects the very heart of God.

Yet from that image we have strayed,

 while hiding from his staff and rod.


But God redeemed this wayward path

by coming down on bended knee.

to satisfy his pain and wrath

and help us hear his loving plea.

The Son of God and Son of Man

would finish all the Law required.

He came to be the spotless lamb.

the price of sin had now expired.


From wrath, God gave us our reprieve

his blood was poured upon the tree.

And if we’re willing to believe,

our hearts and minds can be set free.


If we are willing to embrace

the cornerstone which God had laid,

and know that he did take our place,

the very day our lives were made,


we may then have a new beginning.

one that’s based on truth and love.

There is no need to go on sinning.

for strength has come from God above.


Seeing through the eyes of God

the One who creates all things new new.

all other views are vastly flawed.

They may seem real, but are not true.

By his stripes you are made whole.

Disease and sickness cannot stand

for there is healing for your soul,

purchased the Son of Man.

We walk by faith and not by sight,

ahead we see a glorious day.

From the darkness to the light,

allowing Christ to lead the way.

In this world, not of this world,

the cares of life now are no more

for they have all been soundly furled.

In his wounds he gladly bore.


What is truth a man did ask

not knowing who was standing there.

But why should we be so downcast.

and all alone without a prayer?

The Son removed those sinful weights

when he did drink that deadly cup

Lift up your heads now, O ye gates

and be ye ever lifted up.


The King of Glory shall come in.

The One who is so high above

whose glory has for ever been?

He is eternal life and love.


The One who sees with loving eyes,

who’s on our lips and dwells within,

the One who’s ever good and wise,

whose truth and light have always been.


Through the blood of his own Son.

the final victory has been won.

A brand new life has now begun

and this is true for everyone


For love chose sacrifice and pain

against the tempter and his sword.

that we might find our lives again

as written in God’s Holy Word.


Though we must give ourselves in love

as did the Father from his heart,

and then his Spirit like a dove

will fall on us and ne’er depart.


That day is near and not far off.

In fact its hear for all to claim.

We’re not defeated nor cutoff,

our victory’s in his glorious name.


Every knee will bow and tongue confess

that he who rose is Lord of all.

The One who came to love and bless

now seeks us by his upward call.

Now we’re in a brand new day.

The lies are gone. His Word is true.

Behold, the old has passed away.

God now declares all things are new.

All things are new for even God

he’s joined our world in sacred trust.

His Son will soon stand on our sod.

Yes, he is Emmanuel, God with us.