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726. Where is this stupendous stranger

1 Where is this stupendous stranger?
Gentle shepherd now, advise.
Lead me to my Master's manger,
show me where my Savior lies.
O Most Mighty! O Most Holy!
Far beyond the seraph's thought,
art thou then so weak and lowly
as unheeded prophets taught?

2 O the magnitude of meekness!
Worth from worth immortal sprung;
O the strength of infant weakness,
if eternal is so young!
God all bounteous, all creative,
whom no ills from good dissuade,
is incarnate, and a native
of the very world he made.

Text Information
First Line: Where is this stupendous stranger?
Title: Where is this stupendous stranger
Author: Christopher Smart (1722-1771)
Publication Date: 1997
Meter: 87.87
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-18
Topic: Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Advent and Christmas
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Conrad Susa (b. 1935)
Meter: 87.87
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1992 E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc., a division of ECS Publishing