Stupendous Mystery!

Stupendous mystery

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Tune: [The Church of God is one]
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1. Stupendous mystery!
God in our flesh is seen
(While angels ask, how can it be?)
And dwells with sinful men!
Our nature He assumes,
That we may His retrieve;
He comes, to our dead world He comes,
That all thro’ Him may live.

2. The true, eternal Word
To us a Child is given,
The sovereign God, th’Almighty Lord,
Who fills both earth and Heaven;
Our God on earth appears
To take our sins away,
And guide us thro’ the vale of tears
To realms of endless day.

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

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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First Line: Stupendous mystery
Title: Stupendous Mystery!
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: D
Source: The Unpublished Poetry of Charles Wesley, by S. T. Kimbrough, Jr., & Oliver A. Beckerlegge (Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1992), pages 106-7
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: DIADEMATA, George J. Elvey, Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868
Copyright: Public Domain


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