146. Ere the blue heavens were stretched abroad

1 Ere the blue heavens were stretched abroad,
From everlasting was the Word;
With God he was, the Word was God,
And must divinely be adored.

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 But lo! he leaves those heavenly forms;
The Word descends and dwells in clay,
That he may converse hold with worms,
Dressed in such feeble flesh as they.

4 Mortals with joy beheld his face,
The eternal Father's only Son:
How full of truth, how full of grace,
The brightness of the Godhead shone!

5 The angels leave their high abode,
To learn new mysteries here, and tell
The love of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

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First Line: Ere the blue heavens were stretched abroad
Author: Watts
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Isaiah 43:25; John 1:1-14; Romans 9:5
Topic: Christ: Divinity; Divinity and Humanity of Christ
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