Hail the Heaven born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and Life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings
Do you realize every sentence has come from Scripture? Or at least the idea is found there.
Hail the Heaven born Prince of Peace – Is 9:6 “For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given. And the government will be on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of peace.”
Hail the Son of Righteousness – Ps 45 (among others) “In Your majesty ride forth victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness… You love righteousness and hate wickedness…” In other words the Messiah who was to come would reign in righteousness. His kingdom and kingship will be characterized by righteousness. So much so that He could be called a “Son of righteousness.”
Light and Life to all He brings – John 1 “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made and w/o Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was light and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not understood it.”
Risen with healing in His wings – Malachi 4:2 “… but for you who revere My Name the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.”
In just one simple song you are:
– declaring that Jesus is the Child who was promised by God long ago to the people of Israel, the Messiah, the anointed one of God who would bring peace bc He rules in righteousness.
– agreeing that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life
– acknowledging that Jesus is the Light of the World
– stating that Jesus is the One who can heal, who can restore, and who can make you whole again.
In other words, this Jesus of Nazareth who was born a baby is God Himself in the flesh, Emmanuel. This is what you are declaring. So sing it loudly, with boldness, and with full assurance of the truth you speak. May the very pits of hell tremble and the very gates of heaven burst open to hear as you sing this truth!