Saturday, November 28, 2009

TSMSS - How Many Kings

I remember hearing this song last year and absolutely falling in love with it. Recorded by Downhere (and written by two of its members), the song is on their brand-new Christmas CD by the same name, How Many Kings, as well as on the multi-artist compilation CD, Bethlehem Skyline, released in 2007.



HOW MANY KINGS
by Marc Martel & Jason Germain

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?

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?

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?
Only One did that for me!

All for me...
All for you...


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16 comments:

Debbie said...

This group is very good. I never heard this song until now. Thank you Linda for choosing this song today.

Blessings,
Debbie

hip chick said...

That is one of the best newer Christian songs I have ever heard. I'm so glad that I stopped by and got a chance to hear it. I'm going to add this to my list of favorite Christmas songs.
I got goosebumps listening.

daylily777 said...

Beautiful song to start off the Christmas Season !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Peggy said...

Blessings Linda...me, too! Heard this last year and really liked it. Then I started listening to more of Downhere! It's a wonderful new Christmas one with a message for us to ponder...How many Kings? So thankful for the King of kings today!
Praising Him & rejoicing! I was hoping to post this later during this Christmas season but I am now going to be singing it over & over!!! Great choice...enJOY TSMSS!

Lisa notes... said...

What great words! I've never heard this song, but I love Downhere. Glad to learn it today. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

I remember hearing this song last year. It's hard to believe God would give His Son for me. Thank you God and thanks for playing this song and reminding me.

MsRay said...

Beautiful son, Linda! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

LOVE this song; first time I've seen the video or actually heard the words to the verses. Thanks for sharing!

giggling kids said...

Thanks for sharing this video.
I have never heard or seen the video for this song.

Feel free to check my "Then sings my soul Saturday" video.

http://gigglingkids.blogspot.com/
2009/11/then-sings-my-soul-saturday.html

sonja said...

Thanks for coming by and sharing Evie with me! I love the song you have here, I've never seen the words though, so I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. I'm in Texas too!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that great song today, Linda. They are very good.

My ADHD Me said...

Hi. I was just scanning through a few of your recent posts, (trying to get back in the loop).

I was reading your "Name That Christmas Tune. Loved
"Yonder in a Haystack"! lol

Have a great evening!!

skoots1mom said...

GREAT SONG!
ENJOY THE REMAINDER OF YOUR SUNDAY :)

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

great song. thanks for sharing it!

Loved Ever said...

Very Good Book with nice cover.
Work From Home India

Anonymous said...

The Christmas tour Downhere is on kicks off Thursday December 3rd at Rolling Hills Church in Franklin, TN. You can check out the other dates at www.bethlehemskyline.com

Merry Christmas!