In Heaven God devised a plan
before the world ever began,
to bridge the gap that sin did span
and come as man, and come as man.
The world lay in spiritual dearth
since Adam sinned his sin on earth,
but God came through a virgin birth
to show our worth, to show our worth.
And so to earth my Jesus came.
He healed the blind. He healed the lame.
Salvation’s way He did proclaim
O praise His name! O praise His name!
Though many could not clearly see
why God took on humanity;
He gave His life upon that tree
for you and me, for you and me.
But that’s not where the story ends.
The risen Christ, His Spirit sends;
empowers us to be His friends.
Our hearts He mends. Our hearts He mends.
Since I’ve been baptized in His name
and felt Him take away my shame,
now boldly I can make this claim.
I’m not the same! I’m not the same!
His witness He calls me to be.
My goal, to serve Him joyfully
In aiding fallen men to see
they can be free! They can be free!
When comes the day my life is o’er
and time for me will be no more,
I’ll see the One that I adore
On Heaven’s shore, on Heaven’s shore.
So happy in that land of rest
Partaking of God’s very best
No more trial and no more test
Forever blessed! Forever blessed!
This type of poem is called a monotetra.