He Sent His Son
Michael Moody's melody and Mabel Jones Gabbott's text form the basis of this simple setting exploring the beauty and wonder of the Father's great gift to the world through His Son. A heartfelt accompaniment interweaves throughout the verses, allowing the choir at the end to reflect on the conclusion to "Live like His Son."
Available in the following versions:
SATB and Piano or Organ
TTBB and Piano or Organ
How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?
He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness.
How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go?
He sent his Son to walk with men on earth, that we may know.
How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?
He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath.
What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say?
Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way.
What does he ask? Live like his Son.
–Mabel Jones Gabbott, 1910–2004