GOD WITH US



Fascinating stuff over at National Geographic on stars!



Few years back I worked on this poem,
which I thought might make a meaningful song -
but,
I've not yet written music for it. Someday!


GOD WITH US
To dwell amidst the limits of mankind,
Down from His awesome, splendid, glorious Throne,
Eternity came down to live in Time.
What perfect love! He came to save His own


Chorus:
Emmanuel! He is the One!
He lived, He loved, He gave for us His all!
Emmanuel!  He is the One!
He’ll take us home at the first trumpet call!


A rustic manger cradled God’s own Son.
Majestic angels heralded His birth.
Poor, frightened shepherd’s left their flocks to see.
Yes, they believed! Their Saviour came to earth!
 
Later came travelers -  a star as their guide.
They found the child and recognized the King!
Fine gifts of Gold and Frankincense and Myrrh
How had they known what future days would bring? 


Oh, come! Believe as once the shepherd’s did!
Oh, come! Seek Him as Wise Men did of old!
Bring Him your gift! A broken, contrite heart!
And then proclaim the Good News you’ve been told.


Karin Ristau©

9 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful words.This would make a lovely song.Hope you are enjoying this season.
Blessings,Ruth

Lady Dorothy said...

Wonderful! Consider this as a nudge toward writing the music!

Pictures of the universe are just amazing! They pretty much overwhelm me!

George said...

I agree that this would make a beautiful, but it is simply wonderful as a poem.

Friko said...

Hi Karin, thanks for your visit and the sentiments expressed. Now there's a worthwhile thing to do and a wonderful way of giving!

I love your poem, you are an artist!

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Friko said...

Hello, it's me again.
Just saw your childhood memory picture on the sidebar. Goslar, Harz?
I'm from Krefeld, from the Niederrhein; are you German?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the words, Karin... And yes---this would make a fabulous song...

Happy New Year!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Lovely to see you all here this morning! Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week!

Yes, Friko, I was born in Briesen, West Preussen,but we settled in Goslar/Harz in '45. We came to Canada in '54, but I have wonderful memories of my childhood there. Hubby and I have been back to visit twice during the years!Thanks for stopping by!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Wonderful poem, would be nice put to music. I always love your visits and your 'just right' works. Blessed New Year to you and yours.
QMM

Bernie said...

Karin, these words are absolutely beautiful.....absolutely put them to music and share them...Have a wonderful New Year....:-) Hugs