Scripture Verse

We speak the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 2:7

Introduction

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Vision of St. John the Evangelist
Jacobello Alberegno (?–1397)

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship, 1817.

Music: Mar­low John Che­tham, Book of Psal­mo­dy, 1718 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Che­tham (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.