AGH 070

Verse 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.

Verse 2

O loving wisdom of our God!
When all was sin and shame,
A second Adam to the fight
And to the rescue came.

Verse 3

O wisest love! that flesh and blood,
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail;

Verse 4

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God's presence, and his very self
And essence all-divine.

Verse 5

O generous love! that he, who smote
In Man, for man the foe,
The double agony in Man
For man should undergo.

Verse 6

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach his brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die

Verse 7

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.