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!
|First Line:||True God and yet a Man?|
|Title:||True God and Yet a Man|
|Topic:||Annunciation; Lent 5|
|Source:||English, 15th cent. alt.|
|Composer:||J. Dowland, c. 1563-1626|
|Source:||New Catholic Hymnal, 1971 (adapted by)|
|Copyright:||Tune and setting © 1971 by Faber Music Limited. Reprinted by permission.|