Indescribable Gift   Words: Brenton Prigge © 2005 New Hymn CCLI # 4635473

New Hymn Logo
© 2005 Brenton Prigge

shadowcorner

CCLI license holders may freely use and reproduce these lyrics, provided that CCLI copyright protocol is followed. (See Copyright Info)

Suggested Tune GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN (8.6.8.6.8.6. and refrain.)


1. Can you conceive what God conceived
in Mary's humble womb?                                 Matthew 1:20
A baby boy of David's line                          Romans 1:3
for three days in a tomb,
to resurrect in Spirit's power
to prove He was God's Son:                            Romans 1:4
O, Gift! Indescri-bable Gift!                                 2 Corinthians 9:15
Give Him all thanks
for Immanuel, our God who is our Gift!     
      Isaiah 7:14

2.  Can you imagine Joseph's face
when he that news was told?                              Matthew 1:20-21
Who would have thought that in disgrace
our Saviour'd grace the world?
A carpenter would raise the Christ
so long ago foretold!
O, Gift! Indescri-bable Gift!                                          2 Corinthians 9:15
Give Him all thanks
for Immanuel, our God who is our Gift!                 Isaiah 7:14


3. Though we may eat the bread of tears,
or drink them by the bowl,                        Psalm 80:5
We will rejoice in God with us,
our Lord Immanuel,                                 Isaiah 7:14
for He has walked our dusty road
and shared our humble meals:                   Matthew 9:11
O, Gift! Indescri-bable Gift!
Give Him all thanks
for Immanuel, our God who is our Gift!


4.  And when we see the manger now,
we also see the cross
to which Immanuel was nailed
for all of us, the lost.
He gave up Glory, then His life,
He gave the Holy Ghost:
O, Gift! Indescri-bable Gift!
Give Him all thanks
for Immanuel, our God who is our Gift!

 


Based on Revised Common Lectionary (A) for 4th Sunday in Advent :

Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7,17-19 ;Romans 1:1-7 ; Matthew 1:18-25

and inspired by a sermon by Anthony Fleetwood on 27 November 2005