LXXI. The Deity and Humanity of CHRIST

1 E'er the blue Heav'ns were stretch'd abroad,
From Everlasting was the word;
With God he was; the Word was God,
And must divinely be ador'd.

2 By his own Pow'r were all Things made;
By him supported all Things stand;
He is the whole Creation's Head,
And Angels fly at his Command.

3 E'er Sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the Host of Morning-Stars;
(Thy Generation who can tell,
Or count the Number of thy Years?)

4 But lo, he leaves those Heav'nly Forms
The Word descends and dwells in Clay,
That he may hold Converse with Worms,
Drest in such feeble Flesh as they.

5 Mortals with Joy behold his Face,
Th' Eternal Father's only Son;
How full of Truth! how full of Grace!
When thro' his Eyes the Godhead shone!

6 Arch-Angels leave their high Abode,
To learn new Myst'ries here, and tell
The Love of our descending God,
The Glories of EMANUEL.

Text Information
First Line: E'er the blue Heav'ns were stretch'd abroad
Title: The Deity and Humanity of CHRIST
Publication Date: 1791
Scripture: John 1:1-14; Ephesians 3:9-10; Colossians 1:16
Topic: Life of Christ, Characters and Representations
Language: English
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