378b. Praise to the Holiest in the height

1 Praise to the Holiest in the height,
and in the depth be praise, --
in all his words most wonderful,
most sure in all his ways.

2 O loving wisdom of our God!
when all was sin and shame,
a second Adam to the fight
and to the rescue came.

3 O wisest love! that flesh and blood,
which did in Adam fail,
should strive afresh against the foe,
should strive and should prevail.

4 O generous love! that he who smote
in Man, for man, the foe,
the double agony in Man
for man should undergo;

4 And in the garden secretly,
and on the Cross on high,
should teach his brethren, and inspire
to suffer and to die.

5 Praise to the Holiest in the height,
and in the depth be praise, --
in all his words most wonderful,
most sure in all his ways.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Holiest in the height
Author: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:21-26; 1 Corinthians 15:42-49; 2 Corinthians 9:14-15; Genesis 3:1-15; Hebrews 2:10-11; Hebrews 2:14-16; John 15:13; John 18:1-11; John 19:19-37; Luke 22:39-45; Luke 23:26-48; Mark 8:34-37; Mark 14:32-46; Mark 15:20-39; Matthew 16:24; Matthew 26:36-46; Matthew 27:31-54; Psalm 145:3; Psalm 148:1; Psalm 148:13; Romans 5:12-21; Romans 11:32-33
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Passion and Death; Christian Year: Holy Week; Christian Year: Maundy Thursday
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CHORUS ANGELORUM (SOMERVELL)
Composer: Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © Trustees of Downside Abbey



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