Where Is This Stupendous Stranger?

Where is this stupendous stranger?

Author: Christopher Smart
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Where is this stupendous stranger?
Gentle shepherd now, advise.
Lead me to my Master's manger,
show me where my Savior lies.
O Most Mighty! O Most Holy!
Far beyond the seraph's thought,
art thou then so weak and lowly
as unheeded prophets taught?

2 O the magnitude of meekness!
Worth from worth immortal sprung;
O the strength of infant weakness,
if eternal is so young!
God all bounteous, all creative,
whom no ills from good dissuade,
is incarnate, and a native
of the very world he made.

Source: Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #726

Author: Christopher Smart

Smart, Christophe, M.A., was born at Shipburn, Kent, in 1722, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he gained the Seatonian prize for five years, four of which were in succession, (B.A. 1747.) He removed to London in 1753, and gave some attention to literature: but neglecting both his property and his constitution, he became poor and insane. He died in the King's Bench, 1771. His Poems were published in 2 vols. in 1771. From that work "Father of light conduct my feet" (Divine Guidance), and "I sing of God the mighty Source" [God the Author of All), have been taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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Tune

CASTIGLIONE


KIT SMART


HALTON HOLGATE

HALTON HOLGATE (also called SHARON) is a version of a psalm tune originally composed by William Boyce (b. London, England, 1710; d. Kensington, London, 1779) and published around 1765 in his Collection of Melodies, including tunes by various composers for Christopher Smart's paraphrases of the psalm…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #75a
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #75b
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #491Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #527
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #825
The New English Hymnal #41aText
The New English Hymnal #41bTextPage Scan
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #726Text
Include 1 pre-1979 instance



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