It is our joy to share this song, When Heaven Came Down as a gift. I wrote this song as the fist entry on a Christmas album that we are working on for next year. The song is a shorter version of a three-movement festive, contemplative listening experience of the Incarnation.
The RTS greeting and song, with free download opportunities, are located here: http://www.rts.edu/site/resources/media/christmas/2011.aspx
The fuller song, When Heaven Came Down in Three Movements is offered at all major online distributors like iTunes and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/When-Heaven-Came-Three-Movements/dp/B0060X8UBM
A word about the song: I wrote this song with the thought of one moving from a small church Christmas Eve Communion service, with “Once in Royal David’s City,” offered by members of the choir of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga (the congregation where I was honored to be pastor) back to the night of the Incarnation (singing a simple ballad with my long-time accompaniest, Cindy Gibbs) and its “wondrous story, ancient and yet it remains forever new.” The song concludes by picking up on musical phrasing arranged into a final movement that carries us, musically at least, into eternity future. It is right to think about eternity when we think about the Incarnation. The incarnation is an eschatological movement in time. The Incarnation is, thus, the timeless Advent of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the fullest expression of the Triune God’s glorious reddemptive plan for fallen Man. Jesus is God with us, Immanuel, who came, who comes, and who will come again.
“When heaven came down, God’s promise came true; God’s glory came into view. Jesus came for me—for you.”
- I Will Sing The Wondrous Story – Sunday Songs (mgpcpastor.com)
- The Glory to Come (thirdmill.org)
- Christmas Cards from a century ago. (galvestonartist.wordpress.com)
- The Adoption of Jesus (thirdmill.org)
- The Revelation of Jesus Christ Part Three: Jesus the Coming Judge and King (thirdmill.org)
- The Christmas-Easter Connection (thirdmill.org)
- Are You a Faithful Witness? – John 1.19-51 (michaelmilton.org)
- Why Celebrate Christmas? (thirdmill.org)
- Biblical Soteriology, part 24 (thirdmill.org)