Praise to the Holiest in the height

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.
O loving wisdom of our God,
  When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
  And to the rescue came.
O wisest love! that flesh and blood
  Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
  Should strive and should prevail.
And that a higher gift than grace
  Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
  And essence all-divine.
O generous love! that He, who smote
  In man for man the foe,
The double agony in man
  For man should undergo.
And in the garden secretly,
  And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
  To suffer and to die.
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.
Kola Adewumi

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

I stand in awe of the Love of God, reading and singing these verses!!

It just makes me cry like I did on the day I was saved, some years ago!!

It was the Great Revelation of the Love OF GOD, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord, ---that saved my soul from hell. I was totally sold to him by the blood that was shed for me!!. He became my Lord and Savior forever.!!

These verses say it in a powerful way.!!

I praise God for the Brother that wrote it.

Thanks for making it available on this media.

May God's richest and best be yours.

Love you God bless you.

Our Lord reigns.

Jesus is Lord !!

Ama Gyamea

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

This hymn is one of the powerful praise songs that expresses the love, wisdom, power and determination of our heavenly Father. And I've loved this hymn , since I was a little. One of my best worship songs

Okoh Monday

Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn always draw my soul to God!

Paapa Plange Jr

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Blessed be Lord God forever

Wise Wunu

Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana

In fact, many at times I wake up with 'Praise to The Holiest in the height' filling my whole mind. I had to search the words and sing to have a fulfilling morning. I think this is a song of reverence to the Lord Jesus. May we never be hesitant when the Holy Spirit promt us to sing. Amen.

Alan Proctor

Romford, United Kingdom

He came to the truth and in doing so his lyrics were completed

Aniekwe Chinwe

Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria

I so much love this song.

Please I would want to have the script in Tonic solfa. For those of us that cannot interpret staff

Thank u

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

John Henry Newman was born in London, England on February 21, 1801. His father John Newman was a banker who was a devout Christian. John Henry once said, “I was brought up from a child to take great delight in reading the Bible. ”

After he graduated from Oxford, he went on to Trinity College in 1820. He became involved in the “Oxford Movement” which sought to revitalize The Established Church by more ritualism.

In 1864, sad to say, he entered the Roman Catholic system. He wrote a book in order to justify his stance called “Apología Pro Vista Sua”, which was considered brilliant work by some. But J. N. Darby gave him answer to his book in the Collected Writings of J. N. D. , Vol. 18, pp. 145-248.

Mr Darby says of J. H. Newman:

“The secret of the course of Dr. Newman’s mind is this— it is sensuous ( not to be confused with sensual), and so is Romanism. He never possessed the truth, nor in the process he describes, sought it..... He sunk into that system where the mind often finds quiet from restless search after repose, when wearied in judging for itself but never peace with God. ”

Newman’s hymn was revised and incorporated by Mr. Darby in the Little Flock because it expresses spiritual desires. The author however, did not follow the “kindly light” but instead followed the traditions of men.

He died suddenly in Birmingham on August 11, 1890.

Ukwuoma Nkechi

Lagos, Nigeria

The song is inspiring, I was singing it in my dream and I woke up and quickly checked d lyrics. the words are powerful.

Prabal Ray

London, United Kingdom

I read somewhere that W. E. Gladstone, the British Prime Minister sang this hymn over and over to himself as he lay on his death bed, no doubt thinking of his soon to come entry into heaven.

Concerning Should Flesh and Blood Refine in Stanza 3 of Hymn #58 in Chinese

The criticizers misunderstood flesh and blood in stanza 3 of hymn #58 in Chinese as referring to our flesh and blood. Rather, it refers to us as men of flesh and blood. In Matthew 16:17 the Lord referred to men as "flesh and blood." The word refine in Chinese means "to uplift and purify." Therefore, the meaning of the phrase should flesh and blood refine is to put us, men of flesh and blood, in a higher position, to purify us, which is to give help to us (Heb. 2:16) and to renew us (Titus 3:5). Referring to men as flesh and blood is in accordance with the Bible, and refine also corresponds with the teachings of the Bible. As such, how can this phrase be disputed?

This hymn was translated from an English hymn written by John Henry Newman (Hymns, #63 in English). The word refine means to make something pure and fine. The central thought of the hymn is that when man (Adam) failed, the Lord became a man (the last Adam), a person of flesh and blood (Heb. 2:14), so that in His humanity—that is, in man—and by His divinity. He could refine men of flesh and blood, that is, renew us. If one is not biased and is willing to read the entire hymn carefully, he would not misunderstand this line and consider it abstruse.

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. ...