“Wonder of All Wonders”

This comes to me by way of the Worship Quote of the Week.  This is a great poem for Christmas written by Timothy Dudley-Smith.

WONDER OF ALL WONDERS!

Wonder of all wonders!
that Christ should lay aside his crown
and to a fallen world come down,
and in a stable bleak and bare
should choose our human life to share,
and all for love,
for God is Love.

Wonder of all wonders!
that he to whom by right belongs
the praises heard in angels’ songs
should be the child the shepherds saw,
the Lamb of God amidst the straw,
and all for love,
for God is Love.

Wonder of all wonders!
that clear upon the cloudless skies
a star should shine to lead the wise,
whose myrrh and frankincense and gold
a kingly sacrifice foretold,
and all for love,
for God is Love.

Wonder of all wonders!
this child within the cattle stall
is he who died to save us all;
the risen Lord whom Mary bore,
whose life is ours for evermore,
and all for love,
for God is Love.

— Timothy Dudley-Smith, a carol for Christmas 2007, © 2007 Hope Publishing Company

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