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The great God of heaven


    • The great God of heaven is come down to earth, 
    • his mother a virgin, and sinless his birth; 
    • the Father eternal his Father alone: 
    • he sleeps in the manger; he reigns on the throne: 

    • Then let us adore him, and praise his great love: 
    • to save us poor sinners he came from above. 

    • A babe on the breast of a maiden he lies, 
    • yet sits with the Father on high in the skies; 
    • before him their faces the seraphim hide, 
    • while Joseph stands waiting, unscared, by his side: 

    • Lo! here is Emmanuel, here is the Child, 
    • the Son that was promised to Mary so mild; 
    • whose pow'r and dominion shall ever increase, 
    • the Prince that shall rule o'er a kingdom of peace: 

    • The Wonderful Counsellor, boundless in might, 
    • the Father's own image, the beam of his light; 
    • behold him now wearing the likeness of man, 
    • weak, helpless, and speechless, in measure a span: 

    • O wonder of wonders, which none can unfold: 
    • the Ancient of Days is an hour or two old; 
    • the maker of all things is made of the earth, 
    • man is worshipped by angels, and God comes to birth: 

    • Then let us adore him, and praise his great love: 
    • to save us poor sinners he came from above. 

    • The word in bliss of the Godhead remains, 
    • yet in flesh comes to suffer the keenest of pains; 
    • he is that he was, and for ever shall be, 
    • but becomes that he was not, for you and for me

  • Album: English Hymns, Artist: H. R. Bramley, Language: English, Viewed: 669 times