Let earth and heaven combine

angels and men agree
to praise in songs divine
the incarnate Deity;
our God contracted to a span,
incomprehensibly made man.

2 He laid his glory by,
took form in mortal clay;
unseen by human eye
the hidden Godhead lay;
infant of days he here became,
and bore the meek Immanuel’s name.

3 See in that infant’s face
the depths of Deity;
endeavour, while you gaze,
to probe the mystery;
let even angels gaze no more,
but bow and silently adore.

4 Unsearchable the love
that has our Saviour brought;
his grace is far above
the reach of human thought:
it is enough that God, we know,
our God, is manifest below.

5 He deigns in flesh to 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.

6 Made perfect by his love
and sanctified by grace,
we shall from earth remove
and see his glorious face:
then shall his love be fully showed
and we shall be complete in God.

Then shall his love be fully showed
and we shall be complete in God.

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