Scripture Verse

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


Vision of St. John the Evangelist
Jacobello Alberegno

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 284. Won­ders of Re­demp­tion.

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),


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

Myriads of spirits round the throne,
Behold with wondering eyes,
God’s holy, undefilèd One
Once made a sacrifice

Beneah His feet they cast their crowns,
Those crowns which Jesus gave,
And, with ten thousand 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.

Oh let them still their voices raise,
And still their songs renew;
Salvation well deserves the praise
Of men, and angels, too.