1 Hail, Jesus, perfect God and Man!
Sole Author of Salvation's Plan;
Thou felt'st our Misery:
Perfect, thro' Suff'rings, thou wast made,
The Members, perfect as their Head,
With Joy, Salvation cry.
2 Obedient to thy Blood and Death,
Obedient to th' inspiring Breat,
Are all our inward Pow'rs:
Thy Body we, in Thee belov'd,
Thy Sorrows hath our Joy improv'd,
Eternal Life is ours.
3 Barr'd is the Way to Happiness;
The Mind kept back from perfect Peace,
Unit the Saviour's known:
Known as a Man, yet God with us,
Who bare our Mis'ries on the Cross,
And made them all his own.
4 Hence on the Pinions of thy Love;
I soar from Earth to dwell above,
Where thou hast led the Way;
Whilst Heights of Bliss my Soul surprize,
Thy wounded Form still bids me rise
To brighter, brighter Day.
5 I welcome ev'ry State with Thee,
Since thou wilt my Companion be,
Thro' all this Field of Blood:
Thy Life preserves my Heav'n sure,
Thou shalt be now and evermore,
My Jesus and my God.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.VI