I was pretty intrigued about this quote in Christ the Center, “in Christ the divine Logos enters the human logos; that is the humiliation of Jesus Christ” (Bonheoffer 49). This song is an attempt at trying to articulate some of the concepts regarding that.
The second stanza is from a lecture in which my prof. pointed out the Christ is result of a process of intensification in the relationship between God and humanity. It moves from God identifying with and dwelling within a people, to identifying and “dwelling” within a person (Mary), to the Incarnation itself.
While writing this song, I started to get the idea that I could do this as my practicum project. After all I had already written two songs. The only difficulty is finding time and space to write it. Z is such a huge fan of the guitar that every time I pull it out he wants a turn.
Click the link to download the song (I have to pay to embed the song on the site!): the birth
UPDATE: oops, looks like a up the wrong link. Hopefully, that’s fixed now!
the birthPress into this Press into this Break into flesh Break into this Humiliation of a birth The blood and sick and shit Humiliation of the birth Becoming human flesh From people of promise To woman of blessing From person of blessing To flesh incarnate In and through From without to with In and through living with us Rejoice Rejoice Oh Immanuel Rejoice With us With us Oh rejoice With us humiliation Your love humiliation Your love Rejoice Rejoice Oh Immanuel Rejoice