Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Introducing this beautiful song to our church on September 16. Yes, a little over-due,  since it came out in 2013. But just in case you have not heard this, Enjoy!

VERSE 1
Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

VERSE 2
Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living, in His suffering
Never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law; in Him we stand

VERSE 3
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured, love untold

VERSE 4
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord; He is alive!

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

– Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker, Matt Papa 2013

“Christ the sure and steady anchor”

 

“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:35-41). 
Let’s pray God’s Word over our lives:
“Dear restful and mighty Jesus, you are more than a great teacher – you are the sovereign Lord over every storm that breaks over our lives. We are afraid, but you are not. We are wide-awake, hopelessly lost, but you are asleep, filled with hope in your Father’s will. We think that you don’t care, but you care more about our unbelief and our small views of you than we realize. We think that the trials of this life are greater than you. Truth is, the trials of this life are no match for you – at any time of the day or week, or at any time of the storm, you are able to raise your voice and command peace. O sweet and faithful Savior, fill us with your Spirit that we may fear you more than the storm. Give us hearts full of confidence and assurance that you, our mighty anchor, will never be removed. In Jesus’ holy name we pray,
Amen.”

Our sins they are many, his mercy is more.

All the religions of the world in their own way say the same thing: if your good works exceed your bad ones, you may enter. But the gospel of Jesus Christ says, since your bad works exceed your good ones, my mercy is more.

This song came out last year and we sing it for the first time in worship this Sunday, Feb. 12. What a great way to begin a week of love!