We, the People of the Lord (Petersen)
We, the people of the Lord, gather now in one accord
that, with gladness, we may sing praises to the new born King
just as angels, long ago, set the shepherds’ hearts aglor;
“Be ye glad,” they counseled them, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
On a still and lonely night, hearkened by a star whose light
Singled out His simple stall
Jesus came to save us all
Not to free our mortal frame from the ills of earthly blame,
But to raise our soul therein far above the grave of sin
Jesus, Lord and Savior dear, we rejoice that you came here.
You have taught us how to live, how to love, how to forgive.
What a mission you fulfilled as for us your blood was spilled.
Bless us now that we may be ever faithful serving Thee.
Text: Martin J. Petersen
Music: Martin J. Petersen
Album: Submitted Music (1998-2006)
Composition Date: 1999
More Info: CMS 1999