We continue our Advent journey with a new song from Josh Gauton who is based in Birmingham where he is the Worship Central Creative Director as well as undertaking his solo projects.

In the still and calm
Through the hallowed night
Underneath a winter sky
Came the promised King
Not in palace courts
But a filthy stable floor

Holy night when worlds collided
Love eternal chose a form
Flesh and blood with heaven united
In a humble manger born
Oh the wonder of that moment
Human birth met the divine
The squalor and the saviour
The baby that was God

There’s an acoustic version of this song that Josh recorded in his garden in the recent snow which is also posted below. Josh has also written about the story behind the song:

This Christmas I’ve been particularly struck by thinking about the very wild fact that at this time of year we are remembering the historical event when the creator of the universe, all powerful and incomprehensibly vast, was literally birthed by an impoverished teenage girl in rural modern-day-Palestine. Just take a little second to let that sink in – this is not just an ordinary heart-warming ‘festive’ story! More…