Good Words for Today: December 12

In 1915 J. Wilbur Chapman preached a sermon at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina on Psalm 45:8,

“All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made you glad.”

As Dr. Chapman emphasized what Jesus left behind when he came from heaven to earth, Harry Barraclough felt the Lord nudging him to write a song. He gave the words to Charles Alexander who introduced the song to the great crowd at the conference center that night. It soon became a beloved favorite of evangelical churches around the world. We don’t hear it much nowadays, and it isn’t often thought of as a Christmas song, but it is most fitting for this season of the year. Take a few moments to ponder the words of the chorus:

Out of the ivory palaces Into a world of woe only His great, eternal love Made my Savior go.

I found a beautiful acappella version with the words superimposed above the singers.

December 12, 2017

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