Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great wisdom, power and grace

How great the wisdom, power and grace,
Which in redemption shine!
The heavenly host with joy confess
The work is all divine.

Before His feet they cast their crowns,
Those crowns which Jesus gave,
And, with ten thousand tongues,
Proclaim His power to save.

They tell the triumphs of His cross,
The sufferings which He bore;
How low He stooped, how high He rose,
And rose to stoop no more.

With them let us our voices raise,
And still the song renew;
Salvation well deserves the praise
Of men, and angels, too.

Benjamin Beddome (1717-1795)
Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, 1817

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When man so dares to stoop ever low, it is from a sinful heart and degrading spirit. Throughout the ages, man has indeed stooped to lowly depths to satisfy his foolish pursuits.

Our Saviour stooped to lowly depths not of the sort man would do. He did not do so for as to fulfill His personal desires, but to bring redemption to fallen man. It is the valley of sorrow that sometimes will bring man to a greater understanding of life.