How Beautiful the Mystery

How beautiful the mystery

Author: Eric Schumacher (2000)
Tune: MANOAH
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. How beautiful the mystery:
Th’eternal Word comes down
To live and love and die and rise,
To claim His victor’s crown.

2. Content we find Him cradled there
Amongst the filth and beasts.
Who would believe that He will be
Our guide from death to peace!

3. By angry swords and dark decree
He’s driven from His land.
But still He humbly bows His head
To trust His Father’s hand.

4. The spotless Lamb lays down His life,
A curse upon a cross.
Then lives that He might guarantee
That no sheep will be lost.

5. O! May our hearts grow ever fond
Of Mary’s precious boy:
Our Christ, our hope, our heart’s desire,
Our King and Sov’reign Joy!

Author: Eric Schumacher

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Text Information

First Line: How beautiful the mystery
Title: How Beautiful the Mystery
Author: Eric Schumacher (2000)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2000 Eric Schumacher. Permission granted to reproduce unaltered text in nonsalable ,temporary worship media. All other uses require the permission of the author.

Tune

MANOAH

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2201
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