Modern Christmas Hymn… powerful lyrics

I’m on sabbatical (translation: I’m resting),
so this is a
 pre-scheduled post for your encouragement, education and enjoyment! 

Last Christmas I noticed this song by the Newsboys.  Not guys you’d necessarily expect to have such wonderful lyrics… but you’d be surprised.  The lyrics grab me in a very special way…(the specific parts that hit me are in red italics)  And take note… it’s written from the perspective of one of the shepherds who were the recipients of the angelic announcement that Jesus was born…

ADORATION by the Newsboys

I'm here with the others who saw the heavens testify
Now I hang back in the shadows I want to come close
I want to know
She sees me shivering here she smiles and with a nod
I walk through the mud and straw to the newborn Son of God

Come, let us adore Him
He has come down to this barren land where we live
And all I have to give Him is adoration

He raises a wrinkled hand through the dust and the flies
Wrapped in rags like we are and with barely open eyes
He takes my finger and He won't let go - and He won't let go 
It's nothing like I knew before and it's all I need to know

Come, let us adore Him
He has come down to the world we live in
And all I have to give Him is adoration

God is with us here
Our Immanuel
God is with us here
Our Immanuel
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him


Jesus, our Immanuel is with us here and He won't let go
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