What star is this, shines clear and bright? Why come these shepherds in dark of night? From stable there shines a heavenly light— My heart it trembles at such a sight. A glorious King has come here to be born, A wonder of wonders on this Christmas morn.
The baby lies in a manger bare Joseph and Mary attend him there The shepherds kneel in wonder and awe The infant King born in a stall Come to take away our sin, Born that we might be born again
His star in the east the prophets foretold And wise men bringing wealth untold-- Frankincense a priest’s offering, Myrrh for burial, gold for a king. This King a priest born to suffer and die Then rise again, glorified.
The only wise God asleep on the hay Is Wonder Counselor born this day Mighty God become helpless for all This paradox brings a sense of awe. Prince of Peace, born to end all strife, He conquers death and brings new life.
Who could have foretold such a wondrous thing What once was hidden from prophets and kings? That God would take on a human form And be born among us on Christmas morn, Because he took flesh he knows the ways That sin and grief attend our days. His sacrifice took away our sin. Restoring the gift of His life within.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.