This Promise is For You [Song]

A song which puts the Incarnation of Christ into the wider context of the story of Salvation and God’s covenant of love with us, his people. This song also makes an invitation to to each of us to personally embrace this promise of God – not just at Christmas, but always.

This Promise is for you cjm music

LYRICS

When God blessed Abraham
The covenant promise began
By faith he was chosen from all of creation
This promise is for you

Come Holy Spirit, send your gifts, inspire our hearts
Come Holy Spirit, lead us to the fullness of life
The promise fulfilled in Jesus Christ

And the lips of prophets foretold
How god’s promise of love would unfold
A powerful vision of Justice and freedom
This promise is for you

Then came the final sign
In the Lord’s most favoured time
A King, God’s Son, the Holy one
This promise is for you

And the child Mary held in her womb
By the wood of the cross and the tomb
Has died and is risen, our sins are forgiven
This promise is for you

So what do we choose to do
Where do we choose to go
Only in Christ is the fullness of life
This promise is for you

Words & Music by Mike Stanley
Copyright © 1995 CJM Music
CCLI No. 6098805
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Liturgical Use(s): Advent

WHERE TO FIND IT

PDF SHEET MUSIC


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…