572b. Praise to the Holiest

1 Praise to the Holiest in the height,
and in the depth be praise:
in all his words most wonderful,
most sure in all his ways.

2 O loving wisdom of our God!
when all was sin and shame,
a second Adam to the fight,
and to the rescue came.

3 O wisest love! that flesh and blood,
which did in Adam fail,
should strive afresh against the foe,
should strive and should prevail.

4 And that a higher gift than grace
should flesh and blood refine,
God's presence and his very self,
and essence all-divine.

5 And in the garden secretly,
and on the cross on high,
should teach his brethren, and inspire
to suffer and to die.

6 Praise to the Holiest in the height,
and in the depth be praise:
in all his words most wonderful,
most sure in all his ways.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Holiest in the height
Title: Praise to the Holiest
Author: John Henry Newman, 1801-1890
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Lent; Passiontide (6 more...)
Tune Information
Name: GERONTIUS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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