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 angel praise
Our tuneful powers 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: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #LV