O Astonishing Grace

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O Astonishing grace,
That the reprobate race
Should be so reconcil'd!
What a wonder of wonders that God is a child!

The Creator of all,
To repair our sad fall,
From his Heav'n stoops down,
Lays hold of our nature, and joins to his own,

Our Immanuel came,
The whole world to redeem,
And incarnated shew'd
That man may again be united to God!

And shall we not hope
After God to wake up,
His nature to know?
His nature is sinless perfection below.

To this heavenly prize
By faith let us rise,
To his image ascend,
Apprehended of God let us God apprehend.