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A Very Different Christmas Song – I Will Find A Way

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Inspired by a short story by Walter Wangerin, Jason Gray and Andy Gullahorn create a song about a love that overcomes fear by approaching in the most tender of fashions.
Gray and Gullahorn tell their story here.

Like every good narrative there are a number of levels on which it can be appreciated.
You may think it describes a biblical story in different terms, but go on to find that it’s really borrowing some familiar imagery to retell a larger narrative.
How can an infinitely pure God come to a finite and fallen human race without us being consumed by His holiness?
Incarnation.

I Will Find A Way
JGray & Andrew Gullahorn
At the end of this run down tenement hall
Is the room of a girl I know
She cowers behind all the dead bolt locks
Afraid of the outside world

So how should I come to the one I love
I will find a way

Many thieves and collectors have used that door
But they only brought her shame
So she won’t even open it anymore
Still I will find a way

I could call out her name with love through the walls
But condemnation is all she hears
I could break down the door and take her into my arms
But she might die from the fear

So how should I come to the one I love
I will find a way, I will find a way
How should I come to the one I love
I will find a way

No hiding place ever kept her safe
So she hides inside herself
Now to reach her heart the only way
Is to hide in there as well
I will hide in there as well

She gave up on love waiting for a change
But a change is coming soon
Cause how could she not love the helpless babe
Who is waking in her womb

I found a way

She’ll know I am coming before I am here
When she hangs her head she’ll see me there
And then when I come she won’t turn away
All the beauty and joy will return to her face
And what of the loneliness? Now it is gone
Lost in the bond of the mother and son
Every sin that she suffered at the hands of men
Every single disgrace will be washed clean again
I will love her completely and when I am grown
I will carry her out of that tenement room
I am doing a new thing and soon you will see
I am coming among you and my name shall be
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

3 thoughts on “A Very Different Christmas Song – I Will Find A Way

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