Every year at Christmas time I eagerly look for the new CD’s that will potentially provide new songs to celebrate this season of hope. I particularly look out for songs that emphasize the incarnation as well as the reason Christ came – to save us from our sins. While there are some wonderful Christmas hymns already written, the mystery of the incarnation is so awe-inspiring that I always think there can be more.
Earlier this year a few of the Sovereign Grace song writers got together for a retreat and worked on songs devoted to the theme of God becoming man. I’m happy to let you know that those songs (along with a few others) have now become a CD.
Savior: Celebrating the Mystery of God Become Man will be released, Lord willing, in early November. Many of the songs can be used for congregational worship, but all of them help us rejoice in God’s mercy to us in sending his Son. You can pre-order it now at our online store. You can also listen to song samples, download lyrics, and see a video interview with songwriters Mark and Stephen Altrogge at the CD webpage.
We’re also giving away the song "Hope Has Come" from Savior as a free MP3 download. Written and sung by Stephen Altrogge (Mark Altrogge’s son), "Hope Has Come" rejoices in the One who came to break sin’s power and set us free. Here’s the first verse:
Let us join with the angel voices
Let us join their happy song
All of heav’n and earth rejoices
For the Lamb of God has come
He has come to rescue sinners
Come to meet our desperate need
He was born to bring forgiveness
Born for Calvary
To download the song, visit our online store, place the song in your shopping cart, and proceed to checkout. No download code is necessary. (If the above link does not lead you to the webpage for "Hope Has Come," use the online store’s search feature to search for this item number: M4185-02-51.) This free download will be available until the CD is released next month.