COME BEHOLD THE WONDROUS MYSTERY

  Lyrics

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 suff’ring
Never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfilment
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

  Sample Introduction

In Colossians 1:26-27 it says, “…the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” What a great truth that God has not left us in darkness but has revealed himself to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Let’s sing of that now.

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  Scripture References

Old Testament – Psalm 19:1-4; Isaiah 53:1-12
New Testament
– Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:1-12; John 1:1-14; Romans 5:6-14; Romans 11:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:50-57; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:27, 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:9-10; 1 John 3:5

  Doctrinal Themes

Christology – Incarnation, Son of Man, The Cross of Christ, The Resurrection of Christ, The Sacrifice of Christ
Doctrine of God – The Love of God, The Promises of God
The Future – Our Resurrection
The Gospel – Redemption

  Liturgical Themes

Call to worship, Praise