Jesus comes, the One Begotten,
Very God of Very God;
From the Father’s hidden bosom,
Comes in flesh to make God known.
Makes of us adopted sons
Jesus comes, God’s Word and Wisdom,
Spoken from eternity,
By Whom now His whole creation
Lives and moves in purity.
Breathes the Breath of God in me
Jesus comes delighting o’er us
By His mercy, grace and peace.
Jesus comes to bear our weakness
So that we might share His strength.
Comes to give us His own place
Jesus comes with rescue for us
From the foe who haunts our soul;
Grants to us His perfect healing,
Binds our wounds and makes us whole.
Balm of Gilead in full
Jesus comes, the great Good Shepherd,
Lays His life down willingly.
He fulfills the Father’s pleasure,
Rises with authority.
Gives us life abundantly
Jesus comes and is uplifted
By the Gospel of the Cross;
Lamp and Light of God's great City,
His the Glory, His the cost.
His the beacon we now boast
Jesus comes, the Light of heaven,
Image of the Father’s face;
He the Firstborn o’er Creation,
Now the Firstborn from the grave.
In His rising we are saved
Jesus comes into His Kingdom,
Seated at His Father’s side;
He who hung between two criminals,
Out of death is justified.
For us with His Blood He cries
Jesus comes, our Priest forever,
Always lives to intercede.
He like incense fills the Temple,
So that we to God smell sweet.
He is our own Mercy Seat
Jesus comes, the Royal Bridegroom,
Comes to call His holy Bride;
Dresses her in festal garments,
Washed in water from His side.
Faithful, hers He shall abide
Jesus comes with lavish Banquet,
Choicest Meat and finest Wine.
Jesus comes, the Lamb once offered,
Body given, Blood divine.
Eat and drink, and with Him dine
Jesus comes with songs of gladness,
Throughout heaven echoing:
Psalms and hymns and odes of mercy,
By which His own Spirit sings.
Christ Himself is our New Song