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I came across these words today in a hymn by Charles Wesley:

Hosanna in the highest to our exalted Savior,

Who left behind for all mankind these tokens of His favor:

His bleeding love and mercy, His all redeeming Passion;

Who here displays, and gives the grace which brings us our salvation.

Louder than gathered waters or bursting peals of thunder,

We lift our voice and speak our joys and shout our loving wonder.

Shout, all our elder brethren while we record the story,

Of Him Who came and suffered shame, to carry us to glory.

Angels in fixed amazement around our altars hover,

With eager gaze adore the grace of our eternal Lover:

Himself and all His fullness, Who gives to the believer;

And by this bread whoever are fed shall live with God forever.


Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. To them it was revealed… things which angels desire to look into.  – 1 Peter 1:10-12

Such powerful words. And honestly, I have nothing to add. So, I’ll leave you to contemplate their meaning.