1 Jesus, the Saviour, from above,
The Father's deep, descending Love
Reach'd us, the lower Parts of Earth,
And rais'd us to a heav'nly Birth:
He who ascends to Glory is the same,
As humbled to the Earth, from Heaven came.
2 Above the highest Heavens far,
Earth's lower Parts now risen are;
When God, who put our Nature on,
Ascended, the triumphant Man,
Where Thrones, Dominions, Powers, and Angels fall
Before his Face, as filling all in all.
3 Pre-eminence to Jesus giv'n,
To fill all Things in Earth and Heav'n:
The Dispensation now is come,
When God has gather'd all Things Home;
All Things in Love are gather'd into one,
Where Heav'n and Earth make one beloved Son.
4 Now Jesus fills all Things, we know;
All Things above, and all below;
That he fills all Things, we are sure,
Hence all Things now to us are pure:
In Faith's Idea no Vacuum we find,
For he fills all, as God's eternal Mind.
5 Nothing but Jesus now we view;
Old Things are lsot, and all Things new;
He fills our Heart, our Eye, our Ear,
And nought but Jesus doth appear.
O holy Mystery! here ends our Want,
Our Griefs, our Sorrows, Troubles, and Complaint.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XI
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