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