Within The Story

from by Brian Hehn

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This song was inspired by a sermon preached on placing ourselves in the Christmas story. How does that change our perspective on Christmas? How does that change our perspective on the Christ child?


Who am I within the story?
Am I Gabriel, God to aid?
Do I bring God's word as angel?
Do I say, "Be not afraid?"

Who am I within the story?
Am I Mary, saying "yes?"
Do I carry Christ our savior?
Do I know that I am blessed?

Who am I within the story?
Am I Joseph, full of trust?
Do I see God through my dreaming?
Do I do what's right and just?

Who are we within the story?
Here's a question always near.
As the church and as Christ's body,
Are we born again this year?

We are born in God, Creator.
We are born in Christ, made new.
We are born in Holy Spirit,
Bringing justice into view.


from Hymns & Songs EP, released March 8, 2017
Text & Tune: Brian Hehn, 2017
Vocals: Brian Hehn & Rebecca Garrett
Piano: Thiago Nascimento



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Brian Hehn Dallas, Texas

I am the Director of The Center for Congregational Song, which makes me a professional church musician and hymnologist. I am not, however, a professional hymn/song-writer! I compose for my own enjoyment and to feed my soul and never imagined actually putting something out into the world. I hope someone finds some love, inspiration, or usefulness for worship in something I've written. ... more

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