1 When holy men of old announced the will of God to man
they spoke of sin and sacrifice and how the world began,
but Jesus Christ the Saviour was the centre of the plan
by the promise of his word.
God has given us a Saviour; all the world sing Hallelujah!
God has given us a Saviour, and his name is Jesus Christ.

2 When Christ was born in Bethlehem no crowds were there to see;
the love of God had brought him down from heaven for you and me;
from guilt and greed and selfishness he came to set us free,
by the promise of his word.
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3 The Scriptures that were written, Jesus said he would fulfil;
he healed the sick and stilled the storm and taught his Father's will;
he met the power of evil and remained unbeaten still
by the promise of his word.
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4 When Christ was led to Calvary, they killed God's only Son,
and he became the Sacrifice for sin, though he had none;
he took the Father's punishment for all that we had done
by the promise of his word.
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5 When Christ on Easter morning from the graveyard rose again
the power of God was shown on earth, and heaven sang Amen;
today the life may come to us that came to Jesus then
by the promise of his word.
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Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd