Our God has Set the Stars in Place

“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 has 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 our lowly place,

Was gentle, humble, full of grace.

But man in lofty rebel pride

Presumed God’s will to circumscribe;

His good commandment we denied:

We ate the fruit—and then we died.

Our Maker took the rebel’s place,

Was gentle, lowly, full of grace.

 

Then for my lost, forsaken soul

The Son of Man assumed my role,

Obeyed his holy Father’s will,

And all my righteousness fulfilled.

Our Creator took the creature’s place,

Was humble, lowly, full of grace.

The Man of Sorrows took my fears;

And bore the cross, the shame, the tears;

Despised, rejected, beaten, cursed,

My condemnation he reversed.

Our Savior took the servant’s place,

Was lowly, gentle, full of grace.

 

When light immortal hid its face

And darkness shrouds Golgotha’s place,

Redemption’s finished, loud he cried,

Then bowed his sacred head and died.

My Jesus took my sinful place,

Was gentle, humble, full of grace.

 

By death, death dies, new life abounds          

With joyous captives gathered ‘round!

And vanquished foe—the Conqueror

Has crushed the fiend forevermore!

Our Savior took the servant’s place,

Was gentle, lowly, full of grace.

 

When he returns with glory crowned

All knees will bow, all tongues resound,

Confessing Christ with shouts of praise,

To Jesus’ name one voice we’ll raise.

My Savior won his chosen seed;

By grace alone, his loved ones freed!

 

Douglas Bond © 2022

VERSION TWO, altered refrain:

“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

Our God has 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 God's 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 took 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

And darkness shrouds Golgotha’s place,

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