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Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley


TUNE: Millennium

Let earth and heaven combine

Charles Wesley was possibly the most prolific hymn writer that ever lived. It is estimated that he wrote more than 6500 hymns. He was born In Epworth, Lincolnshire (UK) . Along side his brother, John, Charles was used mightily by God during the 18th century ‘Great Evangelical Awaking’.


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.


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.


See in the Infant’s face
The depth of Deity,
And labour while you gaze
To sound the mystery;
In vain; ye angels, gaze no more,
But fall, and silently adore.


Unsearchable the love
That hath the Saviour brought;
The grace is far above
Of men or angel’s thought:
Suffice for us that God, we know,
Our God, is manifest below.


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.


Made perfect first in love,
And sanctified by grace,
We shall from earth remove,
And see His glorious face:
His love shall then be fully showed,
And man shall all be lost in God.