The deity and humanity of Christ.
Ere the blue heav’ns were stretched abroad, From everlasting was the Word: With God he was; the Word was God, And must divinely be adored. 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. 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? But lo! he leaves those heav’nly forms, The Word descends and dwells in clay, That he may hold converse with worms, Dressed in such feeble flesh as they. 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. Archangels leave their high abode To learn new mysteries here, and tell The loves of our descending God, The glories of Immanuel.
Scripture for Hymn
John 1:1 ¶ aIn the beginning was bthe Word, and the Word was cwith God, and dthe Word was God.
John 1:3 aAll things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
John 1:14 ¶ And athe Word bbecame flesh, and 1cdwelt among us, and dwe beheld His glory, glory as of the 2only begotten from the Father, full of egrace and ftruth.
Col. 1:16 For 1ain Him all things were created, bboth in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether cthrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—dall things have been created through Him and for Him.
John 1:1 ¶ Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.
John 1:3 πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἕν. ὃ γέγονεν
John 1:14 ¶ Καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ἐθεασάμεθα τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, δόξαν ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός, πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας.
Col. 1:16 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς,τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα,εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι·τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται·
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