Saturday, December 25, 2010

Heaven Cannot Contain

After the kids opened presents and we hit that slow, nice part of Christmas Day, I found myself listing to some of Carl Gladstone's Advent Hymns based on great Charles Wesley music. I appreciate the depth of C. Wesley theology and the way Carl is brings it to life today. These are some of the words that helped my experience of Christmas today. Merry Christmas!

Heaven Cannot Contain
words by Charles Wesley,
music by Carl Thomas Gladstone

Glory be to God on high,
And peace on earth descend;
...God comes down; bows the sky,
and shows himself our friend!

Heaven cannot contain!
Knees and hearts to him we bow;
Jesus is our brother now.

God invisible appears,
God the great I AM
Sojourns in this vale of tears,
And Jesus is his name.

Stand amazed, ye heavens, at this!
Lord of earth and skies
Humbled to the dust he is,
And in a manger lies!

Emptied of all majesty,
Dazzling glories shorn,
Being's source begins to be,
And God himself is born!

2008 Carl Thomas Gladstone
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