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    LET earth and Heaven combine,
    Angels and men agree,
    To praise in songs divine
        The incarnate Deity;
Our God contracted to a span,
Incomprehensibly made man.
2      He laid His glory by,
        He wrapped Him in our clay;
    Unmarked by human eye,
        The latent Godhead lay;
Infant of days He here became,
And bore the mild Emmanuel’s name.
3      Unsearchable the love
        That has the Saviour brought;
    Such grace is far above
        Mankind’s or angel’s thought:
Suffice for us that God, we know,
Our God, is manifest below.
4      He deigns in flesh to appear,
        Widest extremes to join;
    To bring our vileness near,
        And make us all divine:
And we the life of God shall know,
For God is manifest below.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88