1 Jesus th'eternal Son of God,
Whom Seraphim obey,
The bosom of the Father leaves,
And enters human clay:
2 Into our sinful world he comes
The messenger of grace,
And on the bloody tree expires
A victim in our place.
3 Transgressors of the deepest stain
In him salvation find;
His blood removes the foulest guilt,
His spirit heals the mind.
4 Our Jesus saves from sin and hell,
His words are true and sure,
And on this rock, our faith may rest:
5 O let these tidings be receiv'd,
With universal joy,
And let the high angelic praise
Our tuneful pow'rs employ!
6 "Glory to God, who gave his Son,
"To bear our shame and pain:
"Hence peace on earth, and grace to men,
"In endless blessings reign."
Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XIII