378a. Praise to the Holiest in the height

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 O generous love! that he who smote
in Man, for man, the foe,
the double agony in Man
for man should undergo;

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

5 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
Author: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Passion and Death; Christian Year: Holy Week; Christian Year: Maundy Thursday
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GERONTIUS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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