The five tenets of the Christian Faith. A song.

This glorious Good Friday reminds us about the redemption we have in Jesus Christ.

A few years ago I wrote this song in five verses. Five is the number of grace.

It can also be used as one way of expressing five pillars of the Christian faith.

To be sung to the tune of “Dark Eyes” (Ochi Chernye)

1 The word incarnate proclaimed by God.

• Once in David’s town
• As the prophet said
• God Himself came down
• In a manger laid
• Wise men saw his star
• They came from afar
• Unto Bethlehem
• Where our Lord was born

2. The prayer of submission to the cross.

• In Gethsemane
• There in bitter pains
• Sweat like blood did flow
• From His sacred veins
• In deep anguish he
• Prayed more earnestly
• That God’s will be done
• Jesus prayed

3. The redemption.

• Outside city walls
• Up on Calvary
• He hung on a cross
• In deep agony
• The atonement made
• As He loudly said
• It is finished, then
• Breathed his last

4. The Resurrection.

• First day of the week
• The three women went
• They the grave did seek
• Stone was rolled away
• Strips of cloth they found
• As the scripture said
• Jesus had to rise
• From the dead

5. The pilgrimage and final victory.

• Therefore let us rejoice
• Gladly let us go
• Conquered has our Lord
• Vanquished is the foe
• Christ without, our shield
• Christ within, our life
• Unto Him our all we yield
• this is victory!

Verse 5 can be sung: So let us rejoice if sung in the same key as v1-4.
Otherwise modulate one half step with the extra syllable.
©Lennart Bilen 2007.