Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

The truths proclaimed in this song are as sweet as honey when we sing them.

How often do we identify our worth and value on the merits of how we perform! The world around us is persistently telling us to “achieve our dreams” and “be all we can be” and to pursue achievement at any cost. To succeed is affirmation. To fail is rejection.

But Christ tells an entirely different story. Christ performed the perfect work for us. Christ extends grace to us in our deepest, darkest, most humiliating situations. Christ uttered τετέλεσται, “it is finished!” The wresting, the toiling, the striving and fighting is over. Christ calls us into His perfect rest. Christ enfolds us in His love and reminds us to consider what He done on our behalf.

We sing of the reality that says,

In our longing, in our darkness
now the light of life has come.
Look to Christ, who condescended,
took on flesh to ransom us
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

Be reminded of exactly where you stand!

Full lyrics below:

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

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

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