Grace has now appeared – Christ!

adventTitus 2:11  “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.”

Talking today about another great new Christmas song published by the folks from EMU music. (If you haven’t heard of them, they are a great source of singable gospel-true congregational songs). This song “Grace has now appeared” is the first track on their recently released Christmas album Advent(follow this link to buy on itunes). The theme is obviously the “advent”, the arrival of our Saviour, the Word become flesh.

The whole album is filled with gospel-rich songs of different styles and tempos. It’s great to play in your home or car through the holiday season, to help remember the loving act of our Holy God, who became man, and showed immeasurable kindness in stooping down to save us, from our addiction to worshipping ourselves.
My favourite lines of this song come in verse 3, “He has come to dwell within us, Bringing us from death to life, Giving us the hope of glory, Making us like Christ, Shining forth his light.” Grace has indeed appeared! And we “little Christs” are the living reminders of that grace. Hope you enjoy the album! (Sheet music available here)

GRACE HAS NOW APPEARED

1. See the love of God of Father
For our lost and desperate race
Sending to our world a saviour
Full of truth and grace
People who once walked in darkness
Now are dwelling in the light
Undeserving of his kindness
Blindness turned to sight
Dead have come to life

Chorus
Glory to our God in heaven
Celebrate the Saviour’s birth
Joyful news for all the people
Hope has come to earth
God has comforted his people
Come to drive away our fear
Born for us in David’s city
Grace has now appeared

2. See the grace of our Lord Jesus
Who was rich but became poor
In our place he pays our ransom
Satisfies the law
Giving up his life for sinners
Banishing our guilt and shame
Pouring out for us his life-blood
Freeing us from blame
This is why he came

3. See the Holy Spirit’s power
Overshadow Mary’s womb
Come upon the suffering servant
Raise him from the tomb
He has come to dwell within us
Bringing us from death to life
Giving us the hope of glory
Making us like Christ
Shining forth his light

© 2012 Rob Smith

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5 thoughts on “Grace has now appeared – Christ!

  1. Yes, Advent is a great album and I’ve been listening to it on and off for a month or two. I think the Sovereign grace of God is something Christians need to deliberately dwell on and be amazed with and this will drive evangelism out of humble gratitude.
    I love John 6:35 – 48 in its context. I’m in awe of the clarity of God’s grace in bringing sinners to Jesus and the assurance that anyone who comes to Him he will never drive away. I love the mystery of Sovereign grace that gives spiritual light to sinners and their personal belief in Christ that converges to the indescribable, transforming new life in the Holy Spirit.

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