Christmas in the Music: Behold the Savior

Behold the Savior

By Meredith Andrews (album link)

Oh what innocence
Sleeping in a manger under dreamless skies
See the newborn King,
Trading every glory for a silent night

Here is the promise we have waited for.
He will not leave us in the dark.

He will bear our weight, He will wear our shame,
Come lift Him high, behold the Savior!
Jesus Christ, Law of love and light,
Come lift Him high, behold the Savior!

Veiled deity,
Praise of every angel, shepherds bowing low.
Sweet humility,
Mercy as a baby, God in flesh and bone.

Here is the promise we have waited for,
He will not leave us in the dark.
He is the promise we have waited for,
The cry of every searching heart!

He will bear our weight, He will wear our shame,
Come lift Him high, behold the Savior!
Jesus Christ, Law of love and light,
Come lift Him high, behold the Savior!

This is such a beautiful and rich song. God Himself has come to us to bear the weight of our guilt in our place. He wears our shame as a garment, trading with us His garment of righteousness and glory. There is no greater news and no more astonishing truth than God’s stooping down to become a man and to die a cursed death, so that we might be set free from the curse of death.

The Lamb of GodI love Meredith’s term, “veiled deity”. This is exactly true. Jesus was a man, but also the God of Creation who took on flesh, such that His divinity was and is hidden from eyes that will not see. But my favorite line is the next one, “Sweet humility, mercy as a baby, God in flesh and bone.” The unbelievable humility it took for the second person of the Trinity to leave His throne in heaven to come to His creation … to be wrapped in mortal flesh, to be born in a barn, to live a peasant’s life, to be beaten and spit upon, to be crucified and die, and ultimately to experience the horror of the sin of all mankind and unimaginably-painful separation from God to pay our debt.

The mercy and love of God is too incredible for words, but I hope songs like this one help you embrace that reality a little more deeply this Christmas!


Meredith Andrews Soar

PS — Check out Meredith Andrew’s new song Soar, coming out early next year, but available now as a preview on Spotify. Love it, and I love Meredith’s godly heart and how she uses her amazing gifts!

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About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Christ. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long journey, learning to swim with the current of God's love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.
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