99. Ere the blue heavens were stretch'd abroad

1 Ere the blue heavens 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 power were all things made;
By him supported all things stand;
He is the whole creation's Head,
And angels fly at his command.

3 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars;
(Thy generation who can tell,
Or count the numbers of thy years?)

4 But lo! he leaves those heavenly 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 beheld his face
Th' eternal Father's only Son;
How full of truth! how full of grace!
When through his eyes the Godhead shone.

6 Archangels leave their high abode
To learn new mysteries here, and tell
The loves of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

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First Line: Ere the blue heavens were stretch'd abroad
Publication Date: 1832
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:9-10; John 1:1; John 1:3; John 1:14; Colossians 1:16
Topic: Christ: Divinity; The Deity and Humanity of Christ
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