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O SOURCE OF ALL GOOD,
What shall I render to thee for the gift of gifts,
   thine own dear Son, begotten, not created,
   my redeemer, proxy, surety, substitute,
   his self-emptying incomprehensible,
   his infinity of love beyond the heart’s grasp.
Herein is wonder of wonders:
    he came below to raise me above,
    was born like me that I might become like him.
Herein is love:
   when I cannot rise to him he draws near on wings of grace,
              to raise me to himself.
Herein is power;
    when Deity and humanity were infinitely apart
    he united them in indissoluble unity, the uncreate and the created.
Herein is wisdom;
   when I was undone, with no will to return to him,
                        and no intellect to devise recovery.
he came, God-incarnate, to save me to the uttermost,
             as man to die my death,
                          to shed satisfying blood on my behalf,
                          to work out a perfect righteousness for me.
O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds, and
      enlarge my mind;
let me hear good tidings of great joy,
    and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,
    my  conscience bathed in an ocean of repose,
    my eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father;
place me with ox, ass, camel, goat,
     to look with them on my redeemer’s face,
     and in him account myself delivered from sin;
let me with Simeon clasp the new-born child to my heart
    embrace him with undying faith,
    exulting that he is mine and I am his.
In him thou hast given me so much that heaven can give no more. 

“The Gift of Gifts.” The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. Ed. Arthur Bennett.

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