The mystery, which was kept secret since the world began. Romans 16:25
Words: Charles Wesley (1707–1788), in The Unpublished Poetry of Charles Wesley, by S. T. Kimbrough, Jr., & Oliver A. Beckerlegge (Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1992), pages 106–07.
Music: Accra James McGranahan, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).
God in our flesh is seen
(While angels ask, how can it be?)
And dwells with sinful men!
Our nature He assumes,
That we may His retrieve;
He comes, to our dead world He comes,
That all thro’ Him may live.
The true, eternal Word
To us a Child is given,
The sovereign God, th’Almighty Lord,
Who fills both earth and Heaven;
Our God on earth appears
To take our sins away,
And guide us thro’ the vale of tears
To realms of endless day.