In Quotes

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“Our God contracted to a span,

incomprehensibly made man.” 

{Charles Wesley}
1707-1788


 

Let earth and heaven combine,
Angels and men agree,
To praise in songs divine
The incarnate Deity,
Our God contracted to a span,
Incomprehensibly made man.

He laid his glory by,
He wrapped him in our clay;
Unmarked by human eye,
The latent Godhead lay;
Infant of days he here became,
And bore the mild Immanuel’s name.

He deigns in flesh to appear,
Widest extremes to join;
To bring our vileness near,
And make us all divine:
And we the life of God shall know,
For God is manifest below.

Made perfect first in love,
And sanctified by grace,
We shall from earth remove,
And see his glorious face:
Then shall his love be fully showed,
And man shall then be lost in God.

 

This hymn, friends, encapsulates in gorgeous verse just what we celebrate this Christmas season!

Wishing you the beauty of silent nights and quiet moments to ponder the wonder of it all.
Love,
D.

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