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Phil Wickham Celebrates Christmas with Beautiful “Manger Throne”

Phil Wickham is no stranger to incredible Christmas music. His 2019 holiday album entitled “Christmas” is one gorgeous rendition after another. Last year’s “Behold” with Anne Wilson was just as awe-inspiring. And his latest “Manger Throne” is no exception to his trend of fantastic Christmas tunes. In this blog, we’ll discover what Phil has to say about the song and then enjoy it for ourselves.

RELATED: Anne Wilson Invites You to Marvel at the Manger

WHAT PHIL SAYS ABOUT MANGER THRONE

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Shortly after the song was released online in October 2023, Phil shares this note on his Facebook page:

I am so proud of this one, and so excited to be sharing it with the world for the first time today. Praying that it points your hearts to Jesus this coming Christmas season!

This song wouldn’t exist without my very talented friend Jonathan smith. Several months back Jonathan sent me a page full of lyrics for a potential Christmas song. The lyrics were written by Tony Wood. Jon felt there was something very special in them. As I read through them I felt the same thing. The lyrics were exploring the incredible story of how God could have come any way he wanted. He could have arrived on the scene with fire blazing and thunder roaring. Every king and queen on earth shaking in their boots at his glory. But he came differently. He came humbly. He met us right where we were at. Stepped right into the mess of humanity to rescue us. What a story!

So Jon and I set out to take this Christmas poem and turn it into a song. We finished writing it, Jonathan produced the track, and the result is what you hear today. “MANGER THRONE” is out now and I couldn’t be more proud of it. As we near the Holiday season I encourage you to not let the beauty, glory and wonder of what it all means pass by you. Let it sink in deeper than ever before.

LISTEN TO MANGER THRONE NOW

Take a listen now and then tell us what you think about the song in the comments!

SONG LYRICS

You could have stepped into creation
With fire for all to see
Brought every tribe and nation to their knees 
Arriving with the host of heaven
In royal robe and crown
The rulers of the earth all bowing down 

But You chose meekness over majesty 
Wrapped Your power in humanity 

Glory be to You alone
King who reigns from a manger throne 
My life, my praise, everything I own
To Jesus the King on a manger throne 

You could have marched in all Your glory
Into the heart of Rome
Showed them splendor like they’d never known 
But You wrote a better story
In humble Bethlehem
Creator in the arms of common men 

You will die for our redemption 
And You’ll rise so we can live 

Glory be to You alone
King who reigns from a manger throne 
My life, my praise, everything I own
To Jesus the King on a manger throne 

From heaven to the cradle 
From cradle to the cross
Let heaven and nature sing 
This is our King
But the grave couldn’t hold Him 
Our God has overcome
Let Heaven and nature sing 
This is our King 

From heaven to the cradle 
From cradle to the cross
Let heaven and nature sing 
This is our King
But the grave couldn’t hold Him 
Our God has overcome
Let Heaven and nature sing 
This is our King 

All hail the King 
All hail the King 
All hail the King 

Glory be to You alone
King who reigns from a manger throne 
My life, my praise, everything I own
To Jesus the King on a manger throne 

My life, my praise, everything I own
To Jesus the King on a manger throne 
To Jesus the King on a manger throne

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