Hymn of the day

by Richard on December 27, 2009

O astonishing grace,
That the reprobate race
Should be so reconciled!
What a wonder of wonders that God is a child!

The Creator of all,
To repair our sad fall,
From his heaven stoops down,
Lays hold of our nature, and joins to his own.

Our Immanuel came,
The whole world to redeem,
And incarnated shewed
That man may again be united to God!

And shall we not hope,
After God to wake up,
His nature to know?
His nature is sinless perfection below.

To this heavenly prize,
By faith let us rise
To his image ascend,
Apprehended of God let us God apprehend.

Charles Wesley

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

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fat prophet 12.28.09 at 10:39 pm

I think the metre for this hymn is not as you said in your comment at the hymn posted previously - I make this 6.6.6.12 not 5.5.5.11 and certainly can’t locate a tune in that metre

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Sonja Waldmann 03.08.11 at 4:01 am

I’m looking for melody for Wesley (I think) hymn:

“Now Let us all with one accord,
In fellowship with ages past,
Keep vigil with our hevn’ly Lord,
In his temptation and his fast.”

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Richard 03.09.11 at 9:21 am

I don’t know that hymn, so I can’t tell you the “proper” tune for it, but it is “4 8’s” (or “Long Metre”), so there will be lots that will fit. ‘Antwerp’ or ‘Tallis’ Canon’ both work for the sample verse.

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