WE wonder at the works of God
   Displayed through all the world abroad,
Immensely great, minutely small,
Yet one strange work exceeds them all.
2  Almighty God breathed human breath!
The Lord of life experienced death!
Suffering the pains of hell for those
Who should have perished as His foes!
3  The highest heavens fall short of this!
’Tis deeper than the vast abyss!
’Tis more than thought could e’er conceive,
Or hope expect, or flesh believe.
4  Blessed with this knowledge let us raise
Our hearts in love, our voice in praise;
Now we believe, but soon shall know
The greatest glories God can show.
Joseph Hart, 1712-68