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Music Monday – Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

I was recently asked to play this song for a wedding. It is such a beautiful and powerful modern hymn. Chord chart here. Both Matt Papa and Matt Boswell write biblically faithful, theologically rich songs for the Church.

Verse 1
Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

Verse 2
Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living, in His suffering
Never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law; in Him we stand

Verse 3
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured, love untold

Verse 4
Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord; He is alive!

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes


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  1. Beautiful hymn, never heard of it before. I imagine it was a beautiful wedding as well!


    • Yup, it’s a pretty new modern hymn. The writers aren’t very popular/well-known, but I think Matt Boswell’s becoming more prominent. He actually published a book for worship leaders last year entitled “Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader.” If your worship team’s looking for new music or a book on worship, I definitely recommend Matt Boswell.

      The wedding hasn’t happened yet, I just got the invitation to lead worship. But yeah, it’s going to be amazing. This is one of the most godly, Scripture-saturated, Gospel-centered couples I know.



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