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269. True God and Yet a Man

1 True God and yet a Man?
True maid and yet a mother?
Thought wonders how thought can
Conceive one or the other.

2 A God and can He die?
A dead Man, can He live?
What can thought well reply?
What reason reason give?

3 God, truth itself does teach;
Our thoughts sink too far under
For reason's pow'r to reach.
Believe and leave to wonder!

Text Information
First Line: True God and yet a Man?
Title: True God and Yet a Man
Meter: 67 67
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Annunciation; Lent 5
Source: English, 15th cent. alt.
Tune Information
Name: DIVINE PARADOX
Composer: J. Dowland, c. 1563-1626
Meter: 67 67
Key: F Major
Source: New Catholic Hymnal, 1971 (adapted by)
Copyright: Tune and setting © 1971 by Faber Music Limited. Reprinted by permission.



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