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Jesus, the Everlasting Word

Jesus, the everlasting word,
the Father’s only Son;
God manifestly seen and heard
and heaven’s beloved One:

Worthy, O Lamb of God adored,
that every tongue should call you Lord.

2. In you, most perfectly expressed,
the Father’s glories shine;
of the full deity possessed,
eternally divine:

3. True image of the Infinite,
whose essence is concealed;
brightness of uncreated light;
the heart of God revealed:

4. But the high mysteries of your name
an angel’s grasp transcend:
the Father only—glorious claim!—
the Son can comprehend:

5. Lord of the universe of bliss,
its centre and its sun;
the eternal theme of praise is this
to heaven’s beloved One:

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