Text: Mark Ryman
Music: Orlando Gibbons
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
1 Mary was betrothed to man When a mystery began.
The virgin swelled with God’s child: Heaven’s grace and mercy mild.
2 This life was the Light of Life— Yet, Mary was not God’s wife.
Kind Joseph would marry her Though this life began to stir.
3 This was not what Joseph planned. He had yet to understand.
Divorce seemed the best way out ‘Til an angel removed doubt.
4 She will give birth to the Son Of the Ever Living One.
He will save you all from Hell. Jesus is Emmanuel.
5 God had planted this great seed So that one day Christ would bleed,
Saving us from hemorrhage— ever bleeding, this soul cage.
6 Can we pledge our lives today Letting God plant as He may—
Giving birth in you and me His own Son for all to see?