Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Worship Focus: Here With Us by Joy Williams

I was studying the other day with a Pandora station of Christian music streaming that I have taken a long time to create. This is a custom for me, I always have music on in the background. After several years of listening and refining this station, it is not very often that a new song comes on that I 'thumbs up.' But when "Here With Us" by Joy Williams started playing, I couldn't help but to stop and listen. After listening to the song, I immediately went over to iTunes and downloaded it. I have been listening to it nonstop since.

Come to find out, this is a song is not new at all. It was released in 2005. But for some reason, I do not have any recollection of hearing it before. It is probably not a song that is meant to be congregational. But it would make for a great song this coming Christmas. Here are the lyrics.

It's still a mystery to me
that the hands of God could be so small.
How tiny fingers reaching in the night
were the very hands that measured the sky

Hallelujah, hallelujah;
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world.
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Son of God, Servant King
You're here with us
You're here with us.

It's still a mystery to me
How His infant eyes have seen the dawn of time
How His ears have heard an angel's symphony,
But still Mary had to rock her Savior to sleep.

Jesus the Christ, born in Bethlehem
A baby born to save, to save the souls of man.

It is a song that captures the mystery that the One who created everything became a baby with little fingers and eyes and ears. At the heart of this song is the fact that the Son of God came to be here with us. Even as I think of that, it doesn't make sense and seems surreal. But I'm so thankful for it. Aren't you? 

I love this song and I think you will as well. Below is the song set to some video of the life of Jesus. It's good. Watch it. 

1 comment:

  1. Would enjoy seeing a list of some of your favorites on your Pandora station. Have you heard "Blessings" by Laura Story?

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