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While many people hear the word "hymn" and intantly think of something old, there are new hymns being produced today. Many of them are worth learning and singing. They make a valuable contribution to the worship "diet" of the church and help us to remember and celebrate the truth of the gospel. 

Over the past few months we have begun singing "Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery." This modern hymn reflects on the incredible truth that the Son of God became a man (John 1:14). Because Jesus came and died in our place, we can live (1 John 4:9). Where the first Adam failed as our representative, Jesus succeeds. And the work of Christ in His death and resurrection at His first coming gives us hope as we await His return.

 

 

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

VERSE 1
Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity
In our longing, in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

VERSE 2
Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living, in His suffering
Never trace nor stain of sin
See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law; in Him we stand

VERSE 3
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory
See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured, love untold

VERSE 4
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord; He is alive!
What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

– Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker, Matt Papa 2013