1 If Jesus had not come, how dark had been the night!
The wise men, sadly dumb, had seen no starry light!
The shepherds on the hill had heard no angel song!
The bells in silence chill, no joyous peal had rung!
But Jesus came! He came to earth,
And men beheld His manger birth!
The shepherds heard the angels sing,
The wise proclaimed Him Lord and King!
He died, He rose; and by His blood,
We too become the sons of God;
We preach the gospel in His name!
For Jesus came! Yes, Jesus came!
2 If Jesus had not come, no freedom had the slave;
No woman's happy home, no hand a child to save;
The people in the gloom had one eternal night:
Death met them at the tomb, no resurrection light! (Chorus)
3 If Jesus had not come, no Great Physician king
Had brought a healing balm, a vision for the blind!
No soul with demon torn had found a sure release!
The hopeless and forlorn had found no way of peace! (Chorus)
4 If Jesus had not come, how blank the Sacred page!
The poet had no song, and silent were the sage!
No artist to adorn our worship with delight;
No choral Psalm had borne His praises day or night! (Chorus)
5 If Jesus had not come, how sad had been our fate!
Of judgment sore the sum for all our sin and hate!
No loving God of grace His precious Son had giv'n;
No hope to see His face; no joy to meet in heaven! (Chorus)
|First Line:||If Jesus had not come,|
|Title:||If Jesus Had Not Come|
|Author:||Albert C. Norton|
|Topic:||Christ: Advent and Birth; Christ: Life and Ministry|
|Refrain First Line:||But Jesus came!|
|Copyright:||© 1953 Hope Publishing Co.|