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Thank God For Bethlehem

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1 Astonishing grace: A race so defiled,
So buried in sin, can be reconciled!
For God all is possible, no cause too high;
See Wisdom and Love to His creatures draw nigh.

2 The Spirit of God contends with our will,
Our obstinate pride, yet Love sought us still;
He stooped down from Heaven, assumed flesh and bone,
Laid hold of our nature, and joined to His own.

3 Immanuel came down, the world to redeem,
Our God in the flesh, the Savior supreme;
Our sins to forgive and our souls wash in blood,
So man may again be united to God!

4 O glorious hope, to see face to face;
Sing Bethlehem’s praise, hosannas to grace!
Such love beyond measure, what mercy so mild,
O wonder of wonders, that God was a child!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11596

Author: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Astonishing grace: A race so defiled
Title: Thank God For Bethlehem
Author: Richard W. Adams (2017)
Language: English
Notes: Inspired by "O Astonishing Grace" by Charles Wesley from "Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord," 1745
Copyright: © 2017 Richard W. Adams These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship or devotions, provided they are not altered, & this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.

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