What Angel Can the Grace Explain
Words: Charles Wesley
Source: John Wesley, ed., A Collection of Hymns, for the Nativity of our Lord: and for New-Year's-Day (London: Printed at the Conference Office, 1806, 1810), p. 4.
1. What angel can the grace
That very God is very Man!
By love paternal given:
Begins the uncreated Word;
Born is the everlasting Lord;
Who made both earth and heaven!
2 Behold him, high above all
Him, God bf God, and Light of Light,
In a mean earthly shrine:
Jehovah's Glory dwells with men,
His Person in our flesh is seen,
The character divine!
3 Not with these eyes of flesh
Yet, lo, we still behold the God,
Replete with Truth and Grace;
The Truth of holiness we see,
The Grace of full felicity,
In our Redeemer's Face.
4 Transform'd by the ecstatic
Our souls o'erflow with pure delight,
And every moment own,
The Lord our whole protection is,
The Lord is our immortal Bliss,
And Christ and Heaven are one.
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