Jesus, my Saviour, to Bethlehem came


Jesus, my Saviour, to Bethlehem came,  Words Unknown

Jesus, my Savior, to Bethlehem came,
Laid in a manger to sorrow and shame;
O it was wonderful, blest be His name,
Seeking for me, for me:
Seeking for me, for me,
Seeking for me, for me;
O it was wonderful, blest be His name,
Seeking for me, for me.

 

Jesus, my Savior, on Calvary’s tree
Paid the great debt, and my soul He set free;
O it was wonderful—how could it be?
Dying for me, for me!
Dying for me, for me,
Dying for me, for me;
O it was wonderful—how could it be?
Dying for me, for me!

 

Jesus, my Savior, the same as of old,
While I was wand’ring in darkness and cold,
Gently and long did He plead with my soul,
Calling for me, for me!
Calling for me, for me,
Calling for me, for me;
Gently and long did He plead with my soul,
Calling for me, for me!

 

Jesus, my Savior, shall come from on high.
Sweet is the promise as weary years fly:
O I shall see Him descend from the sky,
Coming for me, for me!
Coming for me, for me,
Coming for me, for me;
O I shall see Him descend from the sky,
Coming for me, for me!

“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost” (Matt. 18.11)

A song which emphasizes what Jesus did in coming to this world to seek and save the lost is “Seeking For Me” The text was written by an unknown author. It is identified in some books with the initials “A. N.,” but that could simply stand for “anonymous.” The tune was composed by Emerson E. Hasty (19th Century). The song talks about the great lengths to which Jesus came that we might be saved.

Stanza 1 speaks of His birth Jesus the Savior was born in Bethlehem: Matt. 2.1.The fact that He was laid in a manger showed the sorrow and shame into which He was born: Lk. 2.6-7.  Yet, He was willing to be born in this way because He came to seek the lost: Lk. 19.10

Stanza 2 speaks of His earthly life. Jesus came to this earth because of God’s mercy and love for sinful mankind: Jn. 3.16. Even His coming from the mansions above was a sacrifice because the Son of God with the Father in heaven became flesh to dwell among us: Jn. 1.1, 14.  Yet, He willingly made this sacrifice and lived on earth that He might plead with sinners, calling them to repentance: Matt. 9.13

Stanza 3 speaks of His death Jesus died on Calvary: Lk. 23.33. Why did He die? He wanted to make our souls free, so He paid the price to purchase us: 1 Cor. 6.20. Therefore, He died, not for anything He did, but for us and our sins: Rom. 5.8, 1 Cor. 15.3.

Stanza 4 speaks of His gospel. Even though Jesus is no longer alive on earth, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever: Heb. 13.8. Therefore, He is still seeking those who wander afar from the fold: 1 Pet. 2.25. He does this by calling us through the gospel message to come to Him: Matt. 11.28-30

Stanza 5 speaks of His coming again The New Testament teaches that someday Jesus will come from on high: Acts 1.1. This is a promise that God has made and that we can trust Him to fulfil: 2 Pet. 3.4, 10. When it happens, we know that we shall see Him as He is: 1 Jn. 3.1-3

The refrain repeats the thought of each stanza, as with #1:”Seeking for me, for me, Seeking for me, for me; Oh, it was wonderful, blest be His name, Seeking for me, for me.” If you ended up somehow being lost in the wilderness, it would encourage you to know that someone was out there looking for you. Thus, it is good to be reminded that when I was lost in sin, Jesus came “Seeking For Me.”

 

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One Response to Jesus, my Saviour, to Bethlehem came

  1. austinbhebe says:

    Thank you Chris for your comments and here is a further comment on Bethlehem. The city of Bethlehem, located about 10 kilometres southwest of Jerusalem, is the birthplace of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Bethlehem actually means “house of bread,” Bethlehem was also the renowned City of David. It was there in young David’s hometown that the prophet Samuel anointed him to be king over Israel (1 Samuel 16:1-13). And in Micah 5, the prophet foretold that Messiah would come from the small and seemingly insignificant town of Bethlehem: Micah 5:2–5. Therefore, when we speak of Jesus coming to Bethlehem, we recognise that Jesus is God and that He was always there before coming to earth. We ascertain the virgin incarnate birth of Jesus on earth as his entry point here on earth to continue his mission of saving sinners.

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