The Word Made Flesh

The Word Made Flesh,

          Incarnate You came.

You gave up Your glory

La vierge aux raisins

          To give us Your Name.

You gave up Your rights

          To right all of our wrongs.

You gave up Your high place

          That to You we’d belong.

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The Word Made Flesh,

          Became human like me.

Ary Scheffer: The Temptation of Christ, 1854

You gave up Your freedom

          That sin’s slaves could be freed.

You gave up Your power

          To seek and save that which was lost.

You gave it all up –

          Without thought to its cost.

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The Word Made Flesh,

The Resurrection from Grünewald's Isenheim Alt...

         The Father’s only Son –

You gave up Your position

          To make the Father’s love known.

You spoke of His kindness,

          And our hurts You did bear.

You gave it all up

          To bring us back to there.

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The Word Made Flesh,

          Flesh of the Father’s voice –

At Your birth all the angels

Brooklyn Museum - The Nativity - Cuzco School ...

          Over You did rejoice.

All Your life many people

          Rejected Your Name.

You deserved all their worship,

          Yet You took all our shame.

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The Word Made Flesh;

          The wonder of it all!

You came to give Your life

          As the ransom for all.

c. 1632

To we who were the least

          Deserving of Your love,

You came to give pardon

          And our guilt to remove.

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The Word Made Flesh;

Jesus on the wall of the senior Home

        My God became man!

You took all I was

          And made me what I am.

You took all my inadequacies

          When Yours I became.

Because of You my whole life

          Can never be quite the same.

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The Word Made Flesh,

Jesus with children, early 1900s Bible illustr...

As God walked on this earth.

You gave up Your own life

To give mankind new birth.

You shone like a Light

In the dark when You came.

You paid the ultimate price

To give undeserving men Your Name.

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The Word Made Flesh,

As man beheld God’s own face.

You became just a Man

To save man’s fallen race.

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica i...

The Word Made Flesh,

As God walked as a man.

Because of what You’ve done,

Man knows the touch of God’s hand.

“The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us.

"And the Word was made flesh and dwelt am...

We have seen His glory, the glory of the one true Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1: 14

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