They Shall Call His Name Immanuel

Let earth and heaven combine, Angels and men agree

Author: Charles Wesley (1745)
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Let earth and heaven combine,
angels and men agree,
to praise in songs divine
the incarnate Deity,
our God contracted to a span,
incomprehensibly made man.

2 He laid his glory by,
he wrapped him in our clay;
unmarked by human eye,
the latent Godhead lay;
infant of days he here became,
and bore the mild Immanuel’s name.

3 Unsearchable the love
that hath the Saviour brought;
the grace is far above
or men or angel's thought:
suffice for us that God, we know,
our God, is manifest below.

4 He deigns in flesh to ’appear,
widest extremes to join;
to bring our vileness near,
and make us all divine:
and we the life of God shall know,
for God is manifest below.

5 Made perfect first in love,
and sanctified by grace,
we shall from earth remove,
and see his glorious face:
then shall his love be fully showed,
and man shall then be lost in God.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #74

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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A different hymn, "Let earth and heaven agree, Angels and men be joined," (66.66.88., 10 sts.) was published by Charles Wesley in 1742. Yet another hymn by Charles Wesley, "Let heaven and earth agree, the Father's praise to sing," was published by him in 1740. The hymn "Let heaven and earth agree [rejoice], And sacred anthems raise" (S.M., 10 sts.) is by an anonymous author, first published in America about 1800.



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