Apostle’s Creed, Article III: “Conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary”
Bruce’s studio version
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The Son Forsook The Father’s Home
Words: Samuel J. Stone, 1866; Music: Bruce Benedict, 2010.
The Son forsook the Father’s home for mercy to lost man,
And did not scorn the Virgin’s womb to bear the sinner’s ban.
Meekly the Maiden pure believed the great Archangel’s word,
And by the Holy Ghost conceived the Savior Christ the Lord.
The Word made flesh creation sees, it’s mighty God in Man,
Great mystery of mysteries since ever time began!
That we might gain a second birth the Holy Son was given,
Twas God Himself came down to earth to win us back to heaven.
Lord, we believe with love and praise this wondrous truth of Thee,
Thereby in all our troublous days how strong henceforth are we!
So near art Thou, so strong are we, for now, if we are Thine,
Our Brother in humanity, Thou makest us divine!
We see with peace in times of fear serene Thy human form,
Thy human voice with joy we hear, sweet-toned above the storm.
So dread we not the deathly strife, knowing that Thou hast died,
It can but bear us into life, since nearer to Thy side.
Isa 9:6; Luke 1:26-38; Matt 1:23; John 1:1, 1:14, 3:3, 8:58, 10:30; Heb 4:15; Rom 5:3, 8:29; Mk 4:39; Heb 2:15