Wednesday with the Wesleys

The Stupendous Height of Heavenly Love

1. Stupendous height of heavenly love,
   Of pitying tenderness divine;
It brought the Saviour from above,
   It caused the springing day to shine;
The Sun of Righteousness to appear,
And gild our gloomy hemisphere.

2. God did in Christ himself reveal,
   To chase our darkness by his light,
Our sin and ignorance dispel,
   Direct our wandering feet, aright:
And bring our souls, with pardon blest,
To realms of everlasting rest.

3. Come, then, O Lord, thy light impart,
   The faith that bids our terrors cease;
Into thy love direct our heart,
   Into thy way of perfect peace:
And cheer the souls, of death afraid,
And guide them through the dreadful shade.

4. Answer thy mercy’s whole design,
   My God incarnated for me.
My spirit make thy radiant shrine,
   My Light and full Salvation be;
And through the shades of death unknown,
Conduct me to thy dazzling throne.

Charles Wesley

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