He Came To Be My Brother

 

He Came To Be My Brother


HE CAME TO BE MY BROTHER
Written by Dan Koch (ASCAP), Martin Luther (PD)
© 2014 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Oo De Lally Publishing (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7028236.

VERSE 1
Fast bound in Satan’s chains I lay
Death brooded darkly o’er me
Sin was my torment night and day
In sin my mother bore me
Oh deep and deeper still I fell
Life had become a living hell
So firmly sin possessed me

VERSE 2
But God beheld my wretched state
Before the world’s foundation
And, mindful of his mercies great
He planned my soul’s salvation
A father’s heart he turned to me
Sought my redemption fervently
He gave his dearest treasure

VERSE 3
God spoke to his beloved son
“It’s time to have compassion
So go, bright jewel of my crown
And bring to man salvation
From sin and sorrow set him free
Slay bitter death for him that he
May live with you forever”

VERSE 4
The son obeyed his father’s will
Was born of virgin mother
And God’s good pleasure to fulfill
He came to be my brother
No garb of pomp or power he wore
A servant’s form, like mine, he bore
To lead the devil captive

VERSE 5
To me he spoke: "Hold fast to me
I am your rock and castle
Your ransom I myself will be
For you I strive and wrestle
For I am with you, I am yours
And evermore you shall be mine
The foe shall not divide us

VERSE 6
The foe shall shed my precious blood
Me of my life bereaving
All this I suffer for your good
Be steadfast and believing
Life shall from death the victory win
My innocence will bear your sin
So you are blest forever"

 
 

 

Songs By Dan Koch