A friend of mine, and long time brother in the ministry, Pastor Mark Willig, recently sent me a hymn he had written, asking my thoughts.  I thought it quite good and a great confession of why Christ has come.  With brother Mark’s permission, we bring this new hymn to you here.  Pastor Willig says you can use it, if you wish, so long as you do so with attribution, not changing anything, and including the copyright mark.  Christ IS your Immanuel!  Enjoy!  Yours in Him, + Herbert Mueller



He’s Your Immanuel!
(Sung to the tune Forest Green, the alternate tune for “O Little Town of Bethlehem” LSB # 362)
(Note: words and syllables underlined are sung to 2 or more beats.)

1.  O sing to God a brand new song,
For now the world’s redeemed.
For He has giv-en us His Son
And in that gift received,
Our hearts He calls from wander–ing
Away from His embrace.
And brings us to the manger light
That we might see His face.

2.  The gentile kings from far a-way
Have heard the prophecies
And bringing gifts they worship Him
Who brings our souls release.
In-to His courts the nations come,
Are welcomed by the Son,
That we might live through endless days
With God the Three-in-One. 

3.  Into Je-ru-sa-lem Christ rode
As dark-ness gathered round.
In deepest ago-ny He prayed,
Sweat fall-ing to the ground.
A-rested, beaten, scourged and mocked
To Gol-go-tha He went,
And there to purchase souls from death
His ho-ly blood He spent.

4.  The dawn-ing sun on the third day
Reveals the wreckage well
It’s not His kingdom lying ruin’d
But rath-er death and hell.
The tomb is broken Jesus lives
And we are sent to tell,
Oh, world, He’s not for us a-lone
He’s your Im-man-u-el!

Copyright © 2013 Mark S. Willig