The Eternal Stoops to Earth

What grace and love divine

Author: John Peacock
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 What grace and love divine,
Did Jesus manifest!
Oh! may the pure celestial flame
Inspire his foll'wers breast!

2 Tho' in the form of God,
With glory bright array'd:
That glory, which he wore above,
For us aside he laid.

3 Himself he humbled low,
And took our mortal frame:
The Prince of heav'n, the lord of life,
A servant once became.

4 Obedient unto death,
Lo! he the cross sustains!
To free us from almighty wrath,
And everlasting pains.

5 Now, on his Father's throne
He reigns exalted high;
With rays of heav'nly splendour crown'd,
And awful majesty.

6 At Jesus' glorious name,
Let ev'ry creature bow,
Ye, that on high, his praise proclaim:
And we on earth below.

7 Let ev'ry tongue confess
Christ the adored Lord;
And join to sing his wondrous grace
Ye saints with sweet accord.

8 This glory well he claims,
Of God his Father giv'n;
To be extoll'd in highest strains,
By all in earth and Heav'n.



Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXXXV

Author: John Peacock

Peacock, John, was born in 1731; became a Wesleyan Minister in 1767, retired therefrom through ill health in 1796, and died in 1803. In 1776 he published Songs of Praise compiled from the Holy Scriptures. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: What grace and love divine
Title: The Eternal Stoops to Earth
Author: John Peacock
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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