Incarnation Hymn

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1. In mute astonishment and awe,
The angels learn God’s plan
To send His Uncreated Son
Down to the Earth—as Man!

2. From Light Eternal shines the Light,
And Satan’s night is ended;
Its brilliance breaks upon the world
In day uncomprehended.

3. The Word, enfleshed, invades His world,
And speaks the words of life:
Lay down your arms, my rebel sons;
Be reconciled from strife.

4. Immortal God, yet mortal man,
With men He makes His dwelling,
And we behold His glory here,
In grace beyond all telling.

5. His grace and truth, His abundant love,
His grand, gigantic meekness
Appear to us in human form,
In omnipotent weakness.

6. Incarnate God, embrace me now,
And by your Spirit’s art,
Enflesh the Word of God anew
Within my yielded heart.

Author: Neil Barham

Neil grew up in Lou­i­si­a­na and has lived all over the south­ern Unit­ed States. He was trained as a Pres­by­ter­i­an pas­tor and served as a teach­er in Chris­tian schools in Georg­ia, Ten­nes­see, and Lou­i­si­a­na. As of 2005, he lived in Mi­a­mi, Flor­i­da, where he, his wife Ju­lie, and his child­ren Han­nah, Seth, and Le­ah were mem­bers of the Ken­dall Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Neil be­gan writ­ing hymns to com­bat spir­it­u­al de­press­ion.  Go to person page >

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First Line: In mute astonishment and awe
Title: Incarnation Hymn
Author: Neil Barham (2005)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Notes: © 2005 Neil Barham. These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship, provided they are not altered, & this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.
Copyright: Public Domain

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