|Text:||Incarnate God, Immortal Love|
1 Incarnate God, immortal Love,
whom we, that have not seen your face,
by faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove;
2 You will not leave us in the dust;
you gave us life, we know not why.
We trust we were not made to die,
for you have made us, you are just.
3 In you meet human and divine,
the highest, holiest union known.
We falsely call our powers our own
until our wills with yours combine.
4 Our little systems have their day;
they have their day and cease to be;
They are but fleeting certainty,
and you, O Christ, are more than they.
5 We have but faith; we cannot know,
for knowledge is of things proved true;
And yet we trust it comes from you,
a sign of promise; let it grow.
6 Let knowledge grow from more to more,
but more of reverence in us dwell;
That mind and soul, according well,
may make one music as before.
|First Line:||Incarnate God, immortal Love|
|Title:||Incarnate God, Immortal Love|
|Author:||Alfred Tennyson (1850, alt.)|
|Topic:||Faith and Aspiration; Jesus Christ: Divinity; Jesus Christ: Love of(5 more...)|
|Adapter:||Edward Miller (1790)|
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