Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Bethlehem turns in tonight
A town lit up by candle light
All the children tucked in tight
Bethlehem turns in tonight
 
The angels start their whispering
About the one they're welcoming
No one knows what's soon to be
As the angels start their whispering
 
Chorus
They sing glory
In the highest
Come now our King
We've been
Waiting
Come now our King
 
Silence falls
Yet once again
The shepherds leave for Bethlehem
Baby's cry soon welcomes them
Silence falls yet once again
 
They sing glory ( glory in the.. 2x )
In the highest
Come now our King, yeah
We've been ( we've been waiting 2x )
Waiting
Come now our King
 
Ooooh
 
Glory, Oh glory
You came here to save
Ooh Lord, we've bee
 
n waiting so
Come now our KingNow my night has turned to day
An empty manger, empty grave
Baby born so I could say
Now my night has turned to day
 
Ooh, We sing glory ( glory in the.. 2x )
In the highest
Come now our King, oh ooh
We've been ( we've been waiting 2x )
Waiting ( waiting for you 2x )
Come now our king
Ooh ooh, Come now our King.

TID-bits

  • Have you ever gone to bed before a cold front moves through?
  • Then the next morning, you wake up to rain, or better yet, snow?
  • This song is about going to bed one way, and waking up another.
  • All because of a baby.
  • He changed the world
  • And because of Him, we can wake up changed everyday.

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  • We find ourselves whispering a lot during the Christmas season.
  • It’s usually when we talk about presents.
  • When you find yourself doing that this year, remember the second verse of this song.
  • It’s about angels whispering regarding the ultimate Christmas present.

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  • Where did you have to “wait” for Christmas?
  • My parents made me wait at the opposite end of the hall, my kids had to wait at the top of the stairs, at grandma’s house we had to wait in the kitchen.
  • The Shepherds and the Angels and the Wise Men all had to wait before they received   the ultimate Christmas gift of Jesus.
  • The chorus of this (that) song, sings about it.
  • Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for that gift.   We can receive Him, or have access to Him right now.

    Scripture References

    Luke 2:14 (The Angels singing at the arrival of Jesus)

    Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

     

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    Simeon in Luke 2 is a perfect example of this song.   He was waiting for the Messiah, and the Holy Spirit promised he would see Him:   You can compare his story to any situation where one is waiting for God to show up.   Here’s Luke 2:25-32:

    Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,  Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

    “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you may now dismiss your servant in peace.

    For my eyes have seen your salvation,

    which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:

    a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”

    Your Own Experiences

    Share your kid’s experience with waiting for Christmas to start, or remember your own.   Talk about how great it was when that anticipation was fulfilled.   Then tie that thought into this song, because this is an “anticipation fulfulled” song.

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    Think of your home with only one candle lit inside of it.   Invite the listeners to imagine their home also lit only by candlelight.   This song sings about that in the first verse.   Have them imagine how a candle was the only light available in Bethlehem homes.

    Now have them imagine how bright and extraordinary it would have been to have had a star illuminate your street.

    Jesus’ arrival was an extraordinary event wrapped in an ordinary birth.   It’s a reminder that our ordinary lives can be made extra-ordinary because of Him.

    Just like a candle is pretty ordinary until the light is lit upon it.

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    Talk about seeing a serviceman or woman and how they are sometimes applauded in airports.   Talk about how there are times that those who are ordinary,   rightly receive great glory.   That’s what is going on in this song.   A baby, newly born, with no earthly accomplishments yet, is receiving great glory from the angels.   It’s because they know who He truly is.

    In the same way, let your listeners know that God knows who they truly are - each one is also one of His children - and each one is destined for greatness too!

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