Christianity 201

December 8, 2010

O Hear the Word Declared To You

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Most of us think of Baxter Kruger in terms of books (see below) and a the occasional video clip, but apparently he’s also a lyricist. I don’t know if the melody for this exists anywhere online, but I’ve had this in my for files a few years before posting it last week at Thinking Out Loud.   I thought it also belongs here as well…

Christmas Song

O Hear the Word Declared to You
©C. Baxter Kruger 1994

O hear the Word declared to you as He became a man
the Father’s passion ceases not for His eternal plan
Wake up and see the time is full the great exchange has come
the Son of God stands in our place the Father’s will is done

O look and see the ancient Son though rich became so poor
with our own poverty He fought and blow by blow endured
Wake up and see His painful wealth for this He came to be
the treasure of the Triune life in our humanity

O see our awful flesh embraced by Him who dwells on high
he plunged into our darkness to bring the light of life
Wake up and see amazing grace in flesh the Father known
to share with us within our reach the life that is His own

O Spirit grant with unveiled face that we this Man would see
and know His heart and soul and mind and share His victory
Inspire our empty hearts to run to this vicarious One
and give us fellowship with Him the Father’s one true Son

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About Baxter…
C. Baxter Kruger, Ph.D.
Dr. C. Baxter Kruger, theologian, and writer is the Director of Perichoresis Ministries. Baxter is a native of Prentiss, Mississippi. He is the author of 7 books, including The Great Dance, Jesus and the Undoing of Adam and Across All Worlds.

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  1. If you would like the music, please contact me… The melody was written by Vanessa Kersting with input from me, and has been recorded. It is also reguarly sung in churches around the world. If you search for the title on iTunes, you will also find both my version (recorded with famous guitarist ‘Tommy Emmanuel’) and Vanessa’s version.

    Comment by Mike Rayson — January 9, 2012 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

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