Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God: Salvation History in Song

Have you ever wondered if there’s a Christmas album that presents salvation history in song?

If that’s what you’re looking for, look no further. Last Christmas a friend gave us Andrew Peterson‘s album, Behold the Lamb of God. This CD is practically a biblical theology in verse. The contents of the album are as follows:

Behold the Lamb of God” (2004)

 

1. “Gather ‘Round, Ye Children, Come” lyrics

This tune echoes the biblical call to parents to pass the mighty deeds of the Lord on to the coming generations. You can see a video of it being done live here.

 

2. “Passover Us” lyrics

 

This song recounts the conflict between Moses and Pharaoh and celebrate’s the Lord’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt.

 

3. “So Long, Moses” lyrics

 

This psalm walks the listener through the story if Israel taking the land and looking for a king. Joshua, Judges, Saul, David, and then the longing for another David.

 

4. “Deliver Us ” lyrics

Derek Webb sings this mournful lament of the bondage of sin from the perspective of a member of the old covenant remnant, longing for the coming of the Messiah. Watch a live performance here.

 

5. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

 

Watch a live performance of this one here.

 

6. “Matthew’s Begats ” lyrics

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This is one of the most clever songs I’ve ever heard. The lyrics are, no kidding, Matthew’s genealogy! This one has an upbeat, lively sound, so much so that when we were first listening to it, our 3 year old son referred to it as “the fun song,” and he wanted to hear it over and over again. You can see it live here.

 

7. “It Came to Pass” lyrics

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At long last, the king came. And in such an unexpected way! This one sings the birth of the babe in Bethlehem. Watch a live performance here.

 

8. “Labor of Love” lyrics

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This was no sanitized birth, and this song captures both the agony of the curse on childbirth and the joy of the deliverer come at last. You can hear it here.

 

9. “The Holly and the Ivy”

 

10. “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” lyrics

 

11. “Behold the Lamb of God” lyrics

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12. “The Theme Of My Song/Reprise”

You can check out Andrew Peterson’s blog, where he has many of these videos linked. Enjoy!

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