All creation, sing to your rightful King
who has come on earth to dwell;
Christ the Lord is born!
See the new age dawn,
he is news to hear and tell.
He is Jesus, the Lord and Saviour;
God is with us, Emmanuel!
On from Bethlehem to Jerusalem
there are some who find him true;
but in Nazareth they have planned his death
and his followers are few.
But he gives them his final promise,
saying, 'Always I am with you'.
Since he loves his own, he must cry alone
in the garden as he prays;
till the soldiers' spears and the women's tears
seem to close his earthly days.
But he died for our sins; he is risen!
He says, ' I am with you always'.
Many busy feet pass along our street;
will they reach where they intend?
Many hearts bear loads on our Walworth roads;
O, to show each on the Friend
who says ' Come to me with your burdens;
I am with you till days shall end'!
All the power is his and his word is this,
through the kingdoms roar and rage:
'To the nations go, make disciples', so
as we learn from Scripture's page
he says ' Look! I am with you always,
to the end of this passing age.'
As we share his grace in the market-place,
by the door or the lions' den,
if the King is here, shall his servants fear?
Let us hear his voice again
saying ' Look! I am with you always,
to the end of the age'; Amen!