In The First Light of a New Day

In the first light of a new day no one knew he had arrived
Things continued as they had been while a newborn softly cried
But the heavens wrapped in wonder knew the meaning of his birth
In the weakness of a baby they knew God had come to earth

As his mother held him closely it was hard to understand
That her baby, not yet speaking, was the word of God to man
He would tell them of his kingdom but their hearts would not believe
They would hate him and in anger they would nail him to a tree

But the sadness would be broken as the song of life arose
And the firstborn of creation would ascend and take his throne
He had left it to redeem us but before his life began
He knew he’d come back, not as a baby, but as the Lord of every man

Hear the angels as they’re singing on the morning of his birth
But how much greater will their song be when he comes again to earth
Hear the angels as they’re singing on the morning of his birth
But how much greater will their song be when he comes to rule the earth!

May the gift of the Savior Himself be your greatest joy, today and every day.

-Bob Kauflin


~ by Michael on December 25, 2005.

14 Responses to “In The First Light of a New Day”

  1. I am loking for a CD with this lyrics, can you help me, please?



  2. go to GLAD = A Capella Project I.

  3. You can also find this song wonderfully performed by Point of Grace on the 2nd Christmas CD: Winter Wonderland

  4. Where can I find orchestration for this song?

  5. Actually, I think the heavens were “rapt” not “wrapped” in wonder.

  6. I love this song! It is my absolute favorite song anytime, not just Christmas time. I never fail to worship the one true God when I hear this song.

  7. Any chance anyonr knows where to get this song as an accompaniment track?

  8. Todd Agnew sings a version of this song on his Christmas C.D.

  9. I NEED GUITAR CHORDS – ANY IDEAS? I know there is a full choral version out – we did it at another church about 10-12 years ago… THANKS!

  10. Is there an acapella chart for this anywhere to purchase/download? We enjoy GLAD’s recording. Can’t find the chart.

  11. Todd Agnew just released a 2 disk performance resource disk that includes this song. It includes listening and performance tracks, PDF sheet music for all songs & select choral parts, and much more… It’s called Do You See What I See?

  12. Travis Cottrell has recorded this on his new Christmas CD, “Ring the Bells,” available in stores,, or through his website at

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