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

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

6 and in the garden secretly,
and on the cross on high,
should teach his friends, and thus inspire
to suffer and to die.

7 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, 1801-90
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Grace; Jesus Christ: Humanity (6 more...)
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to RICHMOND 425 and BELAIR 167
Tune Information
Name: GERONTIUS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: 86.86
Key: G Major



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