Born Anew

A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6, Common English Bible).

Until a few years ago, I never imagined myself as a poet. I was never all that thrilled about studying poetry, much less writing it. Since then I have written new lyrics to several tunes and on two occasions I have written two new complete songs.

I was preparing to play a small show at a local assisted living community, when inspiration struck. I thought I would share those lyrics with you. I wrote the lyrics to play with the hymn “The Gift of Love.”

No hope in life, It’s hard to trust
No peace within, is our God just?
No joy in life, no room for praise
When all seems lost, love’s light is raised.

When Gabriel spoke, she stopped to hear,
Would she trust God, let go of fear?
This would be hard, she’d yet to wed,
But, “may my life, be as you said.”

Joseph did dream, the angel saw,
His heart was hurt, his spirit raw.
Still, he’d say yes, it was God’s call,
He did his part, God saved us all.

The sheep and cows were first to see,
The shepherds came, hearts filled with glee
The magi brought gifts of great price,
The gold and myrrh, and gifts of spice.

He came for me, he came for you.
Our sins in life, forgive he’ll do.
This Christmas may we see things through,
That in our hearts, He’ll be born anew.

That is my Christmas wish for you.
May He be born, in your heart anew.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

Grace and Peace,

Merry Christmas

Copyright 2019, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

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