Laid in a manger with sheep at his side
there was the son of the carpenter’s bride.
Shepherds and foreigners would come and see
Emmanuel, the king of eternity.
The humble alone were those who would know
that from high in the heavens had come so low
The God from God and Light from Light
To be the son of the carpenter’s bride.
Though He was the Father’s eternal Word
He chose to come and feel the hurt
For it was He who’d bear the pain
And it was He who would be slain.
For you and me, for mankind all
For all our sins to redeem the fall
The suffering king of power and might
He was the son of the carpenter’s bride.
When now a babe in the manger you see
Then always remember the cross’s tree.
Wherever you’ve gone, the pain you’ve been through
He’ll understand for He’s been there with you.
The Man of Sorrows says: “Come follow me
Throughout your time to eternity”
And then He’ll open His arms to you wide,
Your Brother, the son of the carpenter’s bride.