1 Incarnate God, immortal Love,
whom we, that have not seen your face,
by faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove;
2 You will not leave us in the dust;
you gave us life, we know not why.
We trust we were not made to die,
for you have made us, you are just.
3 In you meet human and divine,
the highest, holiest union known.
We falsely call our powers our own
until our wills with yours combine.
4 Our little systems have their day;
they have their day and cease to be;
They are but fleeting certainty,
and you, O Christ, are more than they.
5 We have but faith; we cannot know,
for knowledge is of things proved true;
And yet we trust it comes from you,
a sign of promise; let it grow.
6 Let knowledge grow from more to more,
but more of reverence in us dwell;
That mind and soul, according well,
may make one music as before.
Source: The New Century Hymnal #414
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #488||Strong Son of God, immortal Love||Strong Son of God, immortal Love||ST. CRISPIN||Alfred Tennyson||1992||<cite>In Memoriam</cite>, 1850, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6375||Strong Son of God, Immortal Love||Strong Son of God, immortal love||ST. CRISPIN||Alfred Tennyson||LM|
|The New Century Hymnal #414||Incarnate God, Immortal Love||Incarnate God, immortal Love||ROCKINGHAM||Alfred Tennyson||L.M.||2 Corinthians 5:7||1995||Faith and Aspiration | ; Jesus Christ | Divinity; Jesus Christ | Love of; Nurture | ; Year A | Proper 14; Year B | Advent 2; Year B | Proper 6; Year C | Proper 28|
|The New English Hymnal #455||Strong Son of God, immortal Love||Strong Son of God, immortal Love||SONG 5||Alfred Tennyson, 1809-92||LM||1986||St. Thomas | July 3rd|