HOTW: Born that man no more may die …
Posted by Hal in Hymns

This is the third stanza in our Hymn of the Week series. To read the whole story, start with the introduction from Sunday or the second stanza, Monday.

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Rembrandt

Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

In the third verse, we are once again called to praise the Messiah and Wesley directs us to Scripture after Scripture: Isaiah 9:6, the Prince of Peace; Malachi 4:2, “The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings,” and Philippians 2:6-8, which talks about how He set aside his reputation to become like us.

The last part of the verse explains Christ’s coming and our salvation. He came so we could have everlasting life; to raise us from the dead; and to give us the second birth – so we could be “born again.’ John 3 and John 6:39-43 are great passages to read here.

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We and our older children are really enjoying hearing our younger children begin to sing this song through and understand it. Are you? See you tomorrow!