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Let Earth And Heaven Combine

We recently received a photo of a September sunset in Llandudno in Wales. It came with the comment: ‘You can’t see the horizon. It blends in with sea.’

As I was looking at the picture I was reminded of the line of one of Charles Wesley’s hymn. “Let earth and heaven combine.” So I went and looked it up.

It is listed as a Christmas hymn but it seems to me that it can be a hymn and prayer for every day of the year. The words are such a deep and powerful reminder of who God is and the incredible promise that He is with us now in Jesus. WOW!

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

He laid His glory by,
He wrapped Him in our clay;
Unmarked by human eye,
The latent Godhead lay;
Infant of days He here became,
And bore the mild Immanuel’s Name.

Unsearchable the love
That has the Savior brought;
The grace is far above
Of men or angels’ thought:
Suffice for us that God, we know,
Our God, is manifest below.

He deigns in flesh to 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 sanctified by grace,
We shall from earth remove,
And see His glorious face:
His love shall then be fully showed,
And man shall all be lost in God.

Charles Wesley

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