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The Very First Christmas Tree

Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan

Received: November 28, 2104

 

Verse

The very first Christmas tree was not very festive

Simple and roughhewn, not much to see

The very first Christmas tree, lonely, scorned, rejected

Its only decoration was a King! 

 

Chorus

And this King shed precious blood! 

Laid His life down in pure love! 

Sacrifice, more than enough to save, redeem! 

And this King Who suffered loss 

Paid sin's debt! Paid mankind's cost! 

Willingly went to the cross to wash us clean! 

This was the very first Christmas tree! 

 

Verse

The very first Christmas tree held no gold or tinsel

Crimson stained the branches of this tree

The very first Christmas tree, splintered, rough, and simple

A tree born on the shoulders of a King! 

 

Chorus

And this King shed precious blood! 

Laid His life down in pure love! 

Sacrifice, more than enough to save, redeem! 

And this King Who suffered loss 

Paid sin's debt! Paid mankind's cost! 

Willingly went to the cross to wash us clean! 

This was the very first Christmas tree!

 

Verse

The very first Christmas tree, born of pain and sorrow

Born on shoulders scarred for you and me

The very first Christmas tree held Who holds tomorrow

Lord Jesus, risen, ever reigning King!

 

Chorus

And this King shed precious blood! 

Laid His life down in pure love! 

Sacrifice, more than enough to save, redeem! 

And this King Who suffered loss 

Paid sin's debt!  Paid mankind's cost! 

Willingly went to the cross to wash us clean! 

This was the very first Christmas tree! 

This was the very first Christmas tree! 

 

 

The Very First Christmas Tree - Song History

Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan

Received: November 28, 2014

 

As I was preparing for the day, I began to think about Christmas
and the true meaning...the coming of Christ to save mankind
from sin and set mankind free to be who God calls them to be.
This song came as I thought about my children and grandchildren
for generations to come. I do not want them to forget the reason
for the season...and remember Whose we are, who we are
called to be, and why we are here... When I think of Christmas,
I think of THE tree - the cross of Christ...the place of my atonement,
the place of deepest sorrow yet the place of deepest joy. 

Dennis Jernigan

 

But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our
Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me,
and I to the world.

Galatians 6:14 NASB

 

 
 

 

Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan
November 28, 2014

©2014 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc./Dennis Jernigan

7804 W. Fern Mountain Rd.•Muskogee, OK•74401

1-800-877-0406www.dennisjernigan.com
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