Dec 18

“Exult in the Saviour’s Birth”: New Advent Song

2013 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Songs

D.A. Carson and Matt Boswell have written a new song, “Exult in the Savior’s Birth,” which we’ve been singing through this Advent season. It’s a great song for pondering, revering, and adoring the incarnate Christ who is our King from Heaven. It’s available here as a free download.

Here’s an introduction to the song followed by the lyrics:


Verse 1
Shepherds watched
their flocks at night,
attending lowly sheep;
Now within a cattle shed,
a much stranger watch they keep.

Today, a Saviour has been born
and He is Christ, the Lord;
Placed within a humble trough,
this baby must be adored.

Verse 2
Pagan wise men from the East
seek out the infant King;
Trackless miles behind them lie
and now all their rev’rence bring.

They have come to worship Him
with spices and with gold;
Countless millions seek Him still,
who’s advent was long foretold.

Verse 3
For to us a child is born,
to us a Son is giv’n;
He shall reign in righteousness,
this Counselor King from heav’n.

The government will rest on Him,
He is the mighty God;
Prince of Peace, this gentle King
yet rules with a mighty rod.

Verse 4
Scriptures say that Mary’s boy
was born that he might die;
Angel voices burst in praise,
their harmony fills the sky.

Sing, “Glory in the highest heav’n!”
Sing, “Gracious peace on earth!”
Those on whom His favor rests,
exult in the Saviour’s birth.

Read, listen to, meditate, and pray through these words this Christmas. Click here to download the song for free.