Meditation on a Theme from Wesley and St. Paul


From the great halls of splendor

He stepped into the night,

To make Himself our mender

In our pain and in our plight.


                        He descended from the highest height

                        Of joy to know our woes;

                        He relinquished all His power to fight

                        With weakness all our foes.


The King of kings became a slave

To know us in our need,

Quit filling all creation save

The space within a seed.


                        His scepter and His staff and rod

                        Were laid aside with grace,

                        Yet still the glory of our God

                        Shone in His human face:


His person, essence, who He is

(The Hand within the Glove)

God found in fashion as a Man,

Emptied of all but Love.


Thomas Worth (M.Div. ‘03, D.Min. '07) is pastor of Community Covenant Church in Manlius, N.Y. and also serves as program site coordinator for Northeastern Seminary’s class site in Syracuse.

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