Scripture Verse

The mystery, which was kept secret since the world began. Romans 16:25


Charles Wesley

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).

Alternate Tune:

James McGranahan


Stupendous mystery!
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.