Praise to the Holiest in the height

1
Praise to the Holiest in the height,
  And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
  Most sure in all His ways.
2
O loving wisdom of our God,
  When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
  And to the rescue came.
3
O wisest love! that flesh and blood
  Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
  Should strive and should prevail.
4
And that a higher gift than grace
  Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
  And essence all-divine.
5
O generous love! that He, who smote
  In man for man the foe,
The double agony in man
  For man should undergo.
6
And in the garden secretly,
  And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
  To suffer and to die.
7
Praise to the Holiest in the height,
  And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
  Most sure in all His ways.

Hymns, #63 praises the Lord in His humanity. Stanza 2 reads, "O loving wisdom of our God, / When all was sin and shame, / He, the last Adam, to the fight / And to the rescue came." This stanza refers to the Lord's incarnation, in which He became a man as the last Adam. Stanza 3 continues, "O wisest love! that flesh and blood / Which did in Adam fail, / Should strive afresh against the foe, / Should strive and should prevail." The meaning of this stanza is that although Adam failed, God still wants man to fight the battle. However, it is the last Adam, not the first Adam, who will fight. Stanza 4 reads, "And that a higher gift than grace / Should flesh and blood refine, / God's presence, and His very self/ And essence all-divine." The word refine refers to the refining of human nature....

It is a fundamental truth that God has not completely abolished our human nature. If our human nature were completely abolished, we would cease to exist, and there would be no need for us to be saved, for our salvation would be meaningless. The first step of God's salvation is to regenerate us (John 3:3, 5-7; 1 Pet. 1:3, 23), and the second step is to renew and transform us (Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 4:16; Eph. 4:23; Col. 3:10). After regeneration we need to be renewed and transformed. Through the processes of renewing and transformation, the proper elements within us are uplifted, while the improper elements are discharged. The human elements within us are uplifted by the adding of God's element into us. We humans are fallen (Rom. 3:23; 5:19a), but in our fallen being, there is a God-created element (Gen. 1:26-27). In God's salvation, through renewing and transformation, God eliminates the fallen element within us, "extracts" the God-created element, and adds His divine element into our created element. As a result, our human element is uplifted, and we are transformed into His image from glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18).

Based on this understanding, we can use either terms such as renewing and transformation or the term refine. ...