Where is this stupendous stranger

Where is this stupendous stranger?
Prophets, shepherds, kings, advise!
Lead me to my master's manger,
show me where my Savior lies.

O most Mighty, O most Holy,
far beyond the seraph's thought,
art thou then so mean and lowly
as unheeded prophets thought?

Oh, the magnitude of meekness!
worth from worth immortal sprung!
Oh, the strength of infant weakness,
if eternal is so young!

God all-bounteous, all-creative,
whom no ills from good dissuade,
is incarnate and a native
of the very world he made.

#200 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Christopher Smart, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for
                    the Fasts and Festivals of the Church of England
, 1765, alt.
   Tune:  Joan A. Fyock, 1989
                    1989 Joan A. Fyock

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