Hymn Selection

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THOU are the blest incarnate Word,
2
God manifest, God seen and heard,
The heav'n's belovèd One;
The Lamb of God, exalted Lord,
Worthy art Thou to be adored!
2
In Thee most perfectly expressed
The Father's self doth shine:
Thou full of Deity possessed,
Eternally divine.
With Thee before the Father's face,
We celebrate His boundless grace.
3
Yet loving Thee, on whom His love
Ineffable doth rest,
Our hearts are led to Him above,
And we with Thee are blest.
The Father's Name Thou hast declared,
The Father's love with Thee is shared.
4
Of the vast universe of bliss
The centre Thou and Sun;
Th' eternal theme of praise is this,
That God's belovèd Son
Fills all that scene, where God alone
In His own rest is fully known.

J. Conder* (1789-1855)

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