Here is the One

lyrics by Douglas C. Eltzroth & Gloria Gaither

Where is the one that the prophets foretold

seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob of old

Where is the one from the desert to spring

like a small tender plant that will grow to be king

Where is the lion of Judah

Messiah and hope that he brings

 

Here is the one in a shepherd's cave

entrusted to us whom He came here to save

Here is the one so helpless and small

and His mother who holds this Savior of all

Listen, she sings Him to sleep

Listen, she sings Him to sleep

 

Sleep, little child

Child in my arms

Promised Messiah and King

But for tonight

you're my little boy

Just let me hold You and sing

Listen, I will sing You to sleep

Listen, I will sing You to sleep

 

Where is the one who will bind up our land

Bring the exiles back home by the might of His hand

Where is the one we have looked for so long

and when will the music return to our song

Where is the son of David

redeemer of old Bethlehem

 

Here is the one in a simple place

where shepherds can touch Him and look on His face

Here is the one in a rustic barn

Cradled safe and warm in a young mother's arms

Listen, she sings Him to sleep

Listen, she sings Him to sleep

 

Duet

Sleep, little child Here is the one in a simple place
Child in my arms where shepherds can touch him
Promised messiah and king and look on his face
But for tonight here is the one
You're my little boy so helpless and small
just let me hold you and sing and his mother who holds this Savior of all
Listen, I will sing you to sleep listen she sings him to sleep

Listen, I will sing you to sleep

 

Judah's Great Lion Now Lamb [Listen]

This baby of Nazareth - is God breathing human breath

Infinite God - now infant so small

Israel's "I AM, I AM" - cradled in Bethlehem

The Giver of Law - at the mercy of all

 

Chorus:

He's the Ancient of Days now brand new

Hear the voice of the Creator as He coos

God omnipresent in small Bethlehem

Come worship Judah's Great Lion now Lamb

Come worship Judah's Great Lion now Lamb

 

This human nativity - is God now on bended knee

Omniscient and wise - now unable to speak

The Ruler of Zion - just straw now to lie on

Once never slumbered - now fast asleep

 

(CHORUS)

 

The Refuge of David, his Rock his Stronghold

is now wrapped in softness for Mary to hold