A Nativity Hymn by Charles Wesley

Let earth and Heaven combine,
Angels and men agree
To praise in songs divine
Th’ Incarnate Deity,
Our GOD contracted to a Span,
Incomprehensibly made Man.

He laid is Glory by,
He wrap’d Him in our clay,
Umark’d by Human eye
The latent Godhead lay;
Infant of days He here became,
And bore the lov’d Immanuel’s Name.

See in that Infant’s face,
The Depths of Diety,
And labour while ye gaze
To sound the mystery;
In vain, ye Angels gaze no more,
But fall, and silently adore.

Unsearchable the love
that hath the Saviour brought,
The Grace is far above
Or Men or Angels thought;
Suffice for Us, that GOD, we know
Our GOD is manifest below.

He deigns in Flesh t’ appear,
Widest Extremes to join,
To bring our Vileness near,
And make us ALL divine;
And we the Life of GOD shall know,
For GOD is manifest below.

Made perfect first in Love,
And sanctified by Grace,
We shall from Earth remove
And see His glorious Face;
His Love shall then be fully shew’d,
And Man shall be lost in GOD.

Charles Wesley
Nativity Hymn ‪#‎V‬
1745

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