O what matchless condescension
The eternal God displays,
Claiming our supreme attention
To His boundless works and ways;
His own glory
He reveals in Gospel days.

In the Person of the Saviour
All His majesty is seen;
Love and justice shine for ever;
And without a veil between,
We approach Him,
And rejoice in His dear name.

Would we view His highest glory:
Here it shines in Jesus' face;
Sing and tell the wondrous story,
O ye sinners saved by grace;
And with pleasure,
Bid the guilty Him embrace.

In His highest work, redemption,
See His brightest glory blaze;
Nor can angels ever mention
One that more of God displays.
Grace and justice
Here unite to endless days.

O what high and solemn pleasure,
God to view in Christ the Lord;
Here He smiles, and smiles for ever;
May my soul His name record,
Praise and bless Him,
And His wonders spread abroad.

William Gadsby, 1773-1844
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