Christmas Comes Earlier

Christmas comes earlier and earlier,
But Jesus is always on time.

His birth a hidden scandal,
His death a seeming crime.

He is the King above all kings,
His rule the flow of grace.

A transformed life is what He brings,
To heal our fallen race.

God's ways we seldom understand,
His way is upside down.

The storm subsides at His command,
But thorns His only crown.

Strong and tender, gentle King,
He knows we are but weak.

He wants to give us everything,
If it is He alone we seek.