Cousin Prabhu’s visit to Auckland from California was a blessing.  We spent much time discussing spiritual things. We also managed a bit of sight seeing too. During the evenings, he taught us a few contemporary hymns that they sing in his church. This is one of them.

Romans Doxology by John Elliott

Oh, the depth of the riches, the wisdom of God
How unsearchable are His ways.
How profound are his judgments, so high above our thoughts, And His pathways no man can trace.

For from Him and through Him,
And to Him are all things!
To Him be glory forevermore!
To Him be glory forever!
Amen! Amen! Amen!

Oh, the depth of the riches, the wisdom of God
How magnificent are His ways.
Who has been His advisor And who has counselled Him,
All He gives us who can repay?

Oh the depths of the riches, the wisdom of God
How immeasurable is His grace!
How unfailing His kindness, so far removed His wrath,
And His mercies are new each day!


Much of the words is taken from the end of Romans 11 and some thoughts from the passages that it quotes in turn.

Romans 11:33-36
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
34 “ For who has known the mind of the LORD?
Or who has become His counselor?”
35 “ Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Isaiah 40:12-13
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
Measured heaven with a span
And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighed the mountains in scales
And the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD,
Or as His counselor has taught Him?

Jeremiah 23:18
For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD,
And has perceived and heard His word?
Who has marked His word and heard it?

Job 41:11
Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him?
Everything under heaven is Mine.