The band Downhere is currently on hiatus, but they wrote and performed together from 1999 until 2013. The drummer, Jeremy, and I were friends back in the early-to-mid 2000’s. We’re still friends on social media, but I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time we had an actual conversation. Though for old time’s sake, here’s a photo for your viewing pleasure:
Anyway, they have some truly amazing music and I could write a whole blog post sharing my favorites, but today I want to share my favorite Christmas song by them.
Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we’ve projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother’s shawl
Just a child
Is this who we’ve waited for?How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we’ve waited for?
All for me
All for you