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Such Love That Brought the Savior Down

A Hymn for Christmas

"The Word became flesh and dwelt among us …" (John 1:14).

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1.   Such love that brought the Savior down
         That He would come and dwell
      With sinners whom He came to save
         From certain death and hell,
         From certain death and hell.
      Our need was great, our sin had caused
         A deep and deadly rift,
      Which only God could reconcile
         With His most precious gift,
         With His most precious gift.

2.   It was God's plan to send His Son,
         A gift of love and grace,
      To save a people for Himself
         Out from our dying race,
         Out from our dying race.
      And thus to die Himself, He came
         To suffer in our stead,
      And e'en before He bore the cross
         A manger was His bed,
         A manger was His bed.

3.  Let us rejoice this Christmas Day
         And share our gifts and love,
      The Word made flesh has now appear'd,
         So sang the hosts above,
         So sang the hosts above.
      And thus a star and angel choir
         Announce His lowly birth,
      The incarnation of our Lord,
         God's love brought down to earth,
         God's love brought down to earth.

"Such Love That Brought the Savior Down"
WORDS: Ken Puls, November 21, 1993
MUSIC: Tom Wells, December 13, 1998
THEME: The Incarnation of Jesus

The idea for this hymn came while working on an assignment in a doctoral seminar on Music and Worship for Dr. Bruce Leafblad at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The hymn was originally written to the tune CAROL (the tune to "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"). In 1998 when I was preparing the 2nd edition of Hymns of Grace, Tom Wells, who served with me at Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, TX, composed a new tune for the hymn.

Words ©1998 Kenneth A Puls
Music ©1998 Tom Wells


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Recorded at Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, September 17, 2011

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