Before the Son was born to shine
Transforming us from what we’ve been
No longer stained, but brand-new wine
Unspoiled by original sin;
Born were we of a tainted past.
Our shame and guilt is lifted off
We’re born with no more burden weight
Love of Jesus born in a trough
Mercy of Father oh so great;
Grace of each limitless and vast.
Why place upon ourselves the chains
Which Christ removed so perfectly
When we allow His freedom reign
We see through His eyes tenderly;
Compassion rules our hearts steadfast.
Surrender is our proven hope
While God continues to pursue
He takes a wide and catholic scope;
He doesn’t parse His choice to woo.
Remains is our choice to receive
God’s grace, His love, His Spirit’s sight,
His invitation to believe
Our transformation He’ll ignite
And our inheritance forecast.