Let Earth and Heaven Combine

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Let earth and heaven combine,
Angels and men agree
To praise in songs divine
Th' incarnate Deity,
Our God contracted to a span,
Incomprehensibly made man.

He laid his glory by,
He wrap'd him in our clay,
Unmark'd by human eye,
The latent Godhead lay:
Infant of days he here became,
And bore the lov'd Immanuel's name.

See in that infant's face
The depths of Deity,
And labour while ye gaze
To sound the mystery:
In vain; ye angels gaze no more,
But fall, and silently adore.

Unsearchable the love
That hath the Saviour brought,
The grace is far above
Or men or angels' thought;
Suffice for us, that God, we know,
Our God is manifest below.

He deigns in flesh t' 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.

Made perfect first in love,
And sanctify'd by grace,
We shall from earth remove,
And see his glorious face:
His love shall then be fully shew'd,
And Man shall all be lost in God.