Filled with wisdom and the grace of God.@Luke 2:40
Samuel Stennett (1727–1795)

Sam­u­el Sten­nett, in A Se­lect­ion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors, by John Rip­pon, 1787.

Pe­ter­bo­rough (Har­ris­on) Ralph Har­ris­on, 1786 (🔊 pdf nwc).

What wisdom, majesty and grace
Through all the Gospel shine!
’Tis God that speaks, and we confess
The doctrine most divine.

Down from His starry throne on high,
Th’almighty Savior comes;
Lays His bright robes of glory by,
And feeble flesh assumes.

The mighty debt that sinners owed,
Upon the cross He pays;
Then through the clouds ascends to God,
’Midst shouts of loftiest praise.

There He, our great high priest, appears,
Before His Father’s throne;
Mingles His merits with our tears,
And pours salvation down.