Exult In The Saviour's Birth

About the Project

Advent is a season of expectant waiting, reflection, and hope-filled wonder. It's also a time when the foundations of our faith are set to melodies that prompt our hearts to sing. To celebrate Advent, The Gospel Coalition is excited to introduce a new hymn, "Exult in the Saviour's Birth," written by D. A. Carson and Matt Boswell.

The goal of "Exult in the Saviour's Birth" is to communicate unchanging gospel truths with fresh words and song. From the shepherds of Luke 2 to the vision of Isaiah 9, the lyrics are filled with imagery of the incarnation. At the center is an announcement that Christ is the Saviour who must be adored.

Part of the mission of TGC is to promote gospel-centered worship throughout the church by training and equipping leaders in the Word-shaped ministry of singing, songwriting, and service planning. This song is but another step toward resourcing churches in this manner. Along with the download, it is our joy to provide a lead sheet and chord chart for free to enable church musicians to introduce this hymn during Advent. We hope as you listen, and as you sing, you too will exult in our Saviour's birth.


About the Song

Hear an introduction to the song and the meaning behind it from songwriter Matt Boswell.


  1. The Song


    Matt Boswell

    Matt Boswell is the Pastor of Ministries and Worship at Providence Church in Frisco, Texas. He is the lead author and editor of Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader (B&H 2013). A collection of his hymns, Messenger Hymns Vol. 2, was released last year. .

    D.A. Carson

    Don Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and co-founder (with Tim Keller) of The Gospel Coalition. .

    Song Credits

    Words by D.A. Carson, Music by Matt Boswell Copyright 2013 Doxology & Theology Publishing (BMI), McKinney Music, Inc. (BMI)


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