Keith and Kristyn Getty are among my favorite musicians and songwriters. About a week ago, they released a Christmas album, Joy — An Irish Christmas. My favorite overall song on the album is Suddenly a Baby Cried. But the song, Fullness of Grace is absolutely beautiful and the lyrics are rich with the depths of the mystery of the grace of God shown in the life of Christ. One thing I think about every Christmas season is how unfathomable it is that the Creator who holds and fills all the universe, who spoke the world into existence, and who knows all would empty Himself into a tiny, helpless baby born in a dirty stable to a poor family under scandalous conditions! He didn’t just become low, He became the lowest! The God who has all power in His hand, willingly laid it aside to become a baby who would have to be fed, have diapers changed, and be taught to crawl, walk, run, talk, and more! This really astounds me. I cannot wrap my mind around the depths of it! And the Gettys have put my thoughts into eloquent words to beautiful music. No one has posted it on YouTube, yet, so you’ll have to listen to the sample on the site linked above, but here are the words to the song.
Fullness of grace in man’s human frailty;This is the wonder of Jesus.Laying aside His power and gloryHumbly He entered our world.Chose the path of meanest worth;Scandal of a virgin’s birth.Born in a stable cold and rejected;Here lies the hope of the world.Fullness of grace the love of the FatherShown in the face of Jesus.Stooping to bear the weight of humanity;Walking the Calvary road.Christ the holy Innocent,Took our sin and punishment.Fullness of God, despised and rejected;Crushed for the sins of the world.Fullness of hope in Christ we had longed for;Promise of God in Jesus.Through His obedience we are forgiven,Opening the floodgates of heaven.All our hope and dreams we bringGladly as an offering.Fullness of life and joy unspeakable;God’s gift in love to the world.