A Christmas Poem: Hope Shone Forth From an Infant Child

Hope shone forth from an infant child.
In the manger that cold dark night
In humility, God himself appeared mild.
Yet His plan moved forth in all its might.

Salvation to humanity was born
The angels could not help but sing
This Infant Child would bear our scorn
This newborn Sovereign King.

Helpless was mankind in sin
Until the star shone forth its light
Our salvation to begin
Bringing hope to the contrite

The sin we bear has shown us guilty
Under the righteousness of God
Our defense is proven faulty
As He sees through our façade

But this Child would fulfill
The law that we could not
And by our sin, His blood we’d spill
to pay our debt and take our lot

There is no guilt, which can’t be cleansed
The darkest stains can be removed
When His Grace has been dispensed
By Jesus Christ, in Him approved

Let us worship the infant child
Born, a life, to set us free
By His grace we are beguiled
Infant born of sovereign decree

-Doug Eaton-

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