Saturday, November 14, 2009

And Can It Be

Here's a favourite hymn, one of Wesley's, a Methodist anthem - by an enthusiastic yet High Church Anglican - that is really so very Catholic; I'm sure that Bl Columba Marmion OSB, faithful interpreter of the Apostle and his doctrine, would fully agree with the admirable sentiments expressed therein about us living now "in Christ", Whose unfathomable riches are ours by grace:

The second stanza has been omitted, yet I think it well expresses the strength of Wesley's Christology:

'Tis mystery all: th' Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
to sound the depths of love divine.
'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
let angel minds inquire no more.

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