A King is Born [Song]

This upbeat Christmas song is an invitation to let our new born King, Emmanuel, reign in our hearts and in our lives. It also reminds us that one day everyone – soldiers, shepherds, wise men and fools alike – will bend the knee at the name of Jesus.

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For a King is born to save us
And this King He is called Emmanuael
He came to bring a kingdom
To this tired and violent world
Let him reign – oh let him reign.

He chose a young woman, to let His will be done
An angel and a blessing, a Saviour and a Son
Though Mary was afraid, by grace she let it be
Now we can rejoice and now we can believe

A star in the night, a stable and a door
A mother cries in pain as her little child is born
Born to bring peace and the promise of new life
Love restoring Hope, a living sacrifice

Soldiers and shepherds, wise men and fools
All who would glorify or ridicule
Shall understand why Jesus came
Shall glorify and praise his Holy name …
His Holy name … His Holy name!

Words & Music by Mike Stanley and Yvonne Duffy
Copyright © CJM MUSIC
CCLI & OneLicense No. 5343991

Liturgical Use(s): Advent, Christmas



What’s your story? Has this song has been part of your soundtrack of faith, or have you encountered it in a liturgy or at an event recently? Please leave a comment below…

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