Meekness and Majesty (For this is your God)

This is a hymn about Jesus' humanity and divinity.   

It was written by English evangelical worship leader and song-writer Graham Kendrick (b 1950) in 1986.   The words are is based on Matthew 11:29.

The text has meter with refrain.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Kendrick. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of C, the first few notes are E E F EDC G G A GED with accompanying chords C / Am / C7 / Am7

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Choir with harp:

Lead singer and band - contemporary arrangement

Children's choir with piano - competition performance

Composer with band and massed choir, concert performance:

Solo singer with band:

Instrumental - organ:


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on the author's website. A rough outline is:
1  Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity,
.... And washes our feet.

Chorus:O what a mystery,
Meekness and majesty.
Bow down and worship
For this is your God,
This is your God.

2  Father's pure radiance,
.... Prays: 'Father forgive.'

3  Wisdom unsearchable,
..... To the heights of His throne.

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Meekness and majesty,
Manhood and Deity,
In perfect harmony,
The Man who is God.
Lord of eternity
Dwells in humanity,
Kneels in humility
And washes our feet.

O what a mystery,
Meekness and majesty.
Bow down and worship
For this is your God,
This is your God.

Father's pure radiance,
Perfect in innocence,
Yet learns obedience
To death on a cross.
Suffering to give us life,
Conquering through sacrifice,
And as they crucify
Prays: 'Father forgive.'

Wisdom unsearchable,
God the invisible,
Love indestructible
In frailty appears.
Lord of infinity,
Stooping so tenderly,
Lifts our humanity
To the heights of His throne.

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