Friday, December 22, 2006

Where is this stupendous stranger?

Prophets, shepherds, kings, advise!

Words: Christopher Smart (1722-1771)
Tune: Rustington


Where is this stupendous stranger?
Prophets, shepherds, kings, advise.
Lead me to my Master's manger,
show me where my Savior lies.
O Most Mighty! O Most Holy!
Far beyond the seraph's thought:
art thou then so weak and lowly
as unheeded prophets taught?

O the magnitude of meekness!
Worth from worth immortal sprung;
O the strength of infant weakness,
if eternal is so young!
God all-bounteous, all-creative,
whom no ills from good dissuade,
is incarnate, and a native
of the very world He made!

Selah.

2 comments:

theladyworered said...

Awesome words tonight Loy. Thanks for sharing. I pray that God is close to you and yours this Christmas holiday. God bless~J

loy said...

Thanks, Jennifer, and same to you! Many blessings and merry Christmas!