Each Christmas season, I find a new song to add to my collection of "favorite Christmas songs." In the past, I've chosen songs because their melody stuck with me. This year, my chosen song possesses incredible lyrics. Drum roll please for "How Many Kings" by the group Downhere:
Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we've projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother's shawl -
Just a child -
Is this who we've waited for? 'cause...
How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we've waited for?
All for me...
All for you...
You can listen to the song here. You can find the song on a compilation album entitled Bethlehem Skyline (2006).