Born to Die

manger-cross On the night Christ was born Just before break of morn,
As the stars in the sky were fading,
O’er the place where He lay,  Fell a shadow cold and gray
Of a cross that would humble a King.

Jesus knew when He came He would suffer in shame,
He could feel ev’ry pain and sorrow.
But He left Paradise, With His blood He paid the price–
My redemption to Jesus I owe.

From His throne Jesus came Laid aside Heaven’s fame;
In exchange for the cross of Calv’ry;
For my gain suffered loss, For my sin He bore the cross–
He was wounded and I was set free.

Dearest Lord, evermore May Thy cross I adore
As I follow the path to Calv’ry;
Of Thy death I partake, My ambition I forsake–
All my will I surrender to Thee.

Refrain:
Born to die upon Calv’ry,
Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;
Born to die upon Calv’ry,
He was wounded that I might live.

~words and lyrics by Ron Hamilton

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