I subscribe to emumusic to buy 2 CDs a year from them and was delighted to receive their new album Advent. I’ve yet to give the album a complete listen but already the starting tracks were already very attractive to my ears compared to their previous albums. What really stopped and made me pick up my guitar was See This Man. And yes it’s another song in 6/8 time. There’s really some magic about songs in this time signature that might be worth another post.

See there I went searching for the chords and happy to find that the song is written by Trevor Hodge. I’ve been enjoying his music especially his other song ‘O Breathe of God’. Nice to find the chart in D and DADGAD friendly chords. Most of all it’s the stories in this song that I enjoy. From Adam to Abraham to Jesus and then the 2nd coming of Jesus. If you are looking forward to celebrating Christmas, but not with Jingle Bells and Fa la las, this is the kind of song that you probably will enjoy. Here are the lyrics and hope you enjoy the song as much I will.

Can one man change the course of history? The Bible tells of a few particular individuals whose lives did just that. Adams decision to disobey fractured his – and consequentially all mankindʼs – relationship with God. Romans 5:12 tells us “…sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men…” Godʼs promises to Abraham give us hope that things will be restored – that from him would come a great nation of God and “all peoples on earth will be blessed through [him]”.(Gen 12:3) And we see these promises eventually fulfilled in Abrahamʼs descendent Jesus Christ. “For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!” (Rom 5:15)

lyrics

See the man
Formed by the Father’s hand
Dust turned to flesh
Filled with his breath
In the image of God
Loved and blessed
Given the very best
Destined to rule,
Fill and subdue all of the earth
But death entered the day
He ate from the tree
Condemned all of mankind
To follow his lead
But one day a man will come
And undo what he had done
One day a Saviour will return

See the man
Leaving his father’s land
Sent by the Lord
Journeys towards
A promised place
By his faith
Would come a nation great
In numbers surpassed
All of the stars
Shining in space
His name would be renowned
From the east to the west
And all people on earth
Through him would be blessed
And one day a man will come
To finish what had begun
One day a Saviour would return

See the man
Come from his Father’s side
His word become flesh
And all his fullness
Dwelling in him
Godʼs delight
Speaking the words of life
The Kingdomʼs revealed
The broken are healed
The blind given sight
And for all historyʼs sin
The righteous is slain
By his blood, death is defeated
Heʼs risen again
And soon he will come again
And then forever reign
One day our Saviour will return

 

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