A Christmas Greeting and New Year's Wish

A Baby down from heaven came,
Hiding rebels to reclaim.
Took our flesh,
Took our sin.
Jesus was his name.

From virgin mother, humble birth
Frightening all the kings of earth;
Shepherds quaked,
Magi bowed,
Angels sang with mirth.

Untouched by sin, he lived his life
Tested sore, and pressed by strife.
Wrath he bore,
Ours the blame;
Grace through him is rife.

So now he intercedes above
Lion of strength, yet mercy’s dove.
“Come to me.”
“Trust my blood.”
And know redemptive love.

May Christmas truth protect your year,
Quiet your soul, and dry your tear.
Guilt be Gone!
Death be still!
Life can have no fear.