MORNING HAS COME was written a couple of Advents back with the desire that as a church we would look back and forward, all while recognizing Jesus as the center of this grand Story that God is working out for His glory and our provision. We ought to look back and think about the promise given so long ago, and of all those who came before, who died without receiving what was promised. We ought to see the manger scene in light of the entire Story of God’s redemption, to see all that Christ accomplished, not only as a Baby, but as our crucified Savior and Risen Lord. And we ought to look forward, because just as the Old Testament saints looked forward to Christ’s first appearing, we are looking for His coming again!
Morning Has Come
MORNING HAS COME
(1) You created the world, perfect in goodness and truth.
We walked in the light, created to glorify You.
But following after a lie,
And willingly choosing to die,
We ran from the sun of Your love and into the night
(2) From the darkness of sin, the light of Your promise broke through
That a Savior would come restoring and making things new
Through the ages the promise would grow,
By the words of the prophets of old,
Til’ the angels in Bethlehem’s sky, would sing out the news
Morning has come, day has broken, through Jesus Christ the Son.
Eternal Word has been spoken, and victory is won
To all who were lost in the night, a light has dawned.
Morning has come
(3) He lived as a man, doing Your will to the end
He died on a cross, suff’ring alone for our sin.
It seemed as though death had prevailed
But the promise of life never failed
And the Savior arose with the dawn,
Bringing hope for all men
(4) He ascended to heav’n, and poured out His Spirit on us,
To live in His name and walk in the light of His love
We’ll tell of Your wonderful grace
A people declaring your praise,
And wait for Your glorious return, when we will proclaim