Our God Who Made the Universe

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30

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Our God who set the stars in place,

His handiwork we see and trace;

His power and providence made known,

In brilliant light, resplendent shown.

            Our Maker took the servant’s part,

            With gentle, lowly, humble heart.

 

But man in lofty rebel pride

Presumed his will to circumscribe;

His good commandment we denied

We ate the fruit—and then we died.

            Our holy God would take our part

            With gentle, lowly, humble heart

 

Then for my lost, forsaken soul

The Son of Man assumed my role,

Obeyed his holy Father’s will,

And all my righteousness fulfilled.

             The Creator took the creature’s part,

             With gentle, lowly, humble heart.

 

The Man of Sorrows faced my fears;

And bore the cross, the shame, the tears;

Despised, rejected, beaten, cursed,

My condemnation he reversed.

             My Savior took the servant’s part,

             With gentle, lowly, humble heart.

 

When light immortal hid its face,

The cruel cost of saving grace,

Redemption’s finished, loud he cried,

Then bowed his sacred head and died.

              My Jesus took this sinner’s part,

              With gentle, lowly, humble heart.

 

By death, death dies, new life abounds          

With joyous captives gathered ‘round!

The vanquished foe—the Conqueror

Has crushed the fiend forevermore!

             My Savior took the servant’s part,

             With gentle, lowly, humble heart.

 

When he returns with glory crowned

All knees will bow, all tongues resound,

Confessing Christ, abounding praise,

To Jesus’ name one voice we’ll raise.

             My Savior won his chosen seed;

             By grace alone, the lowly freed!

 

Douglas Bond © 2022