372. 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 generous love! that flesh and blood,
which did in Adam fail,
should strive afresh against the foe,
should strive and should prevail:

4 and that the highest gift of grace
should flesh and blood refine;
God's presence and his very self,
and essence all-divine;

5 who in the garden secretly,
and on the cross on high,
should teach his followers, and inspire
to suffer and to die.

6 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
Title: Praise to the Holiest in the Height
Author: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Isaiah 12:2-6; Matthew 26:31-46; Mark 14:1 - 15:47; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1 - 19:42; Romans 5:12-19; Romans 8:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:5-12; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 1 Peter 2:19-25
Topic: Holy Week (Good Friday); Praise of God; Sunday of the Passion
Notes: Alt tune RICHMOND 224, 306
Tune Information
Name: GERONTIUS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal



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