Tis the mystery of the ages

‘Tis the mystery of the ages,
hid from prophets, priests and sages,
God my seeking heart engages,
He stoops down to dwell in me!


Christ in you the hope eternal,
tell the world the wondrous story,
see Him come, His is the victory!
God stoops down to dwell in me!


God is for us; yea, but in us,
naught but sin does He take from us,then His life He giveth to us,
God stoops down to dwell in me.


We partake of His own nature,
thus to grow to His own stature,
while beholding Him in rapture,
God stoops down to dwell in me!