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VERSE 1
Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 9.10.17 AMVERSE 2
Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living, in His suffering
Never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law; in Him we stand

VERSE 3
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured, love untold

VERSE 4
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord; He is alive!

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

– Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker, Matt Papa 2013


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3 thoughts on “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery: Hymn Wednesday”

  1. Michael says:

    The 5th and 6th lines of each verse (In our longing, in our darkness,
    Now the light of life has come) are sung differently by the two Matts. Which one is right? I plan to notate the melody for my congregation (or maybe you could point me to a notated version). Thanks! Great lyrics and a great singable melody!

    1. Matt Boswell says:

      Michael,

      Both lifts are good. I commend mine. (Hear humor in this.)

      Matt

  2. AJ says:

    Thanks for this song. What a beautiful summary of the Gospel.

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Matt Boswell serves as pastor of ministries and worship at Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, and editor of the TGC Worship blog. He is also the editor of Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader. You can follow him on Twitter @MattBoswell.