Songs of Christmas – Day 6

Today I’ve selected a very pretty song, that happens to be by one of my favorite Christian songwriters: Chris Rice. I fell in love with his Deep Enough to Dream album when it came out in 1997 and I still listen to it. A lot.

His song Welcome to Our World is a song I enjoy year round that explores the incredible idea of the incarnation in his own unique way. According to, Rice didn’t originally intended to be a Christmas song. He told CCM Magazine: “It deals with the reality that God invaded our planet and became one of us, which is just astounding to me. I wrote about God coming to our world in a naïve way, knowing that it’s not ours anyway, it’s His. The thoughts that went through my head were about how tiny He was and how He came into the world just like the rest of us do. How much did He know at that point? When He was human flesh, was He aware at all that He was really God, or did He just accept all the limitations and start from scratch? I thought of that progression, and about the fact that He took on what He did so that we would be able to find God and be found by God.”

Welcome to Our World

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You’ve been promised, we’ve been waiting
Welcome Holy Child [Repeat: x1]

Hope that You don’t mind our manger
How I wish we could have known
But long-awaited Holy Stranger
Make Yourself at home
Please make Yourself at home

Bring Your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking Heaven’s silence
Welcome to our world [Repeat: x1]

Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born [Repeat: x1]

So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sins and make us holy
Perfect Son of God [Repeat: x1]
Welcome to our world

Listen here.

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1 Response to Songs of Christmas – Day 6

  1. Jeff says:

    I’ll have to find that one. I’m sure I’ve heard it, because I own that cd. (Sheepish grin…) I need to dig it out.

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