Evermore (Or, why we celebrate Christmas)

Evermore, by Phil Wickham

Of the Father’s love begotten
‘Ere the world began to be
He the source of all that has been
And all the future years will see

Evermore, evermore
He shall reign forevermore
Humble King, Sovereign Lord
He shall reign forevermore

Oh that birth forever blessed
When the chosen virgin girl
By the Holy Ghost conceiving
Bore the Savior of our world

Evermore, evermore
He shall reign forevermore
Humble King, Sovereign Lord
He shall reign forevermore

He is found in human fashion
Death and sorrow here to know
That the race of Adam’s children
Doomed by law to endless woe

My not henceforth die and perish
In the dreadful gulf below
But forever rest in beauty
In the lights of Heaven’s glow

Evermore, evermore
He shall reign forevermore
Humble King, Sovereign Lord
He shall reign forevermore

And evermore
He shall reign forevermore
Humble King, Sovereign Lord
He shall reign forevermore

This song has become my favorite Christmas song this advent season. The last two verses sum up not only Christmas, but our entire existence as redeemed children of a God who will return again someday for us. One thing I have heard a lot this year is that the posture of a Christian is to wait.

When we celebrate advent, singing songs like “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” we are also looking ahead to when Jesus comes a second time to take us home. And he made that possible by his human birth, sinless life, substitutionary death and glorious resurrection. So not only do we celebrate Jesus’ birth; we celebrate God’s glory, His mercy, our salvation and our assurance of His return someday. Come, Lord Jesus, come!

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About Michal Conger

I’m a reporter and digital editor, a cooking and whole foods fanatic, a runner, a music lover, an Anthropologie devotee. I'm an avid reader of G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and anti-modernist novels. Lately you’ll find me freelancing about education policy and local economic issues to support my horseback riding habit. I am married to my best friend. And above all, I am committed to bearing the testimony of the Lord Jesus, giving an answer for the hope that is in me.
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