O Son of God incarnate

O Son of God incarnate

Author: Wilbur F. Tillett
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 O Son of God incarnate,
O Son of man divine!
In whom God’s glory dwelleth,
In whom man’s virtues shine;
God’s light to earth Thou bringest
To drive sin’s night away,
And through Thy life so radiant,
Earth’s darkness turns to day.

2 O Mind of God incarnate,
O Thought in flesh enshrined!
In human form Thou speakest
To men the Father’s mind:
God’s thought to earth Thou bringest
That men in Thee may see
What God is like, and seeing,
Think God’s tho'ts after Thee.

3 O Heart of God incarnate,
Love-bearer to mankind!
From Thee we learn what love is,
In Thee love’s ways we find:
God’s love to earth Thou bringest
In living deeds that prove
How sweet to serve all others,
When we all others love.

4 O Will of God incarnate,
So human, so divine!
Free wills to us Thou givest,
That we may make them Thine:
Gods’ will to earth Thou bringest
That all who would obey,
May learn from Thee their duty,
The truth, the life, the way.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #247

Author: Wilbur F. Tillett

Tillett, Wilbur Fisk, D.D. (Henderson, North Carolina, August 25, 1854--June 4, 1936). This eminent theologian, hymnologist, author, teacher, faithful minister of the gospel was member of four General Conferences of his church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and three times appointed to membership on its hymnal Commissions--1886, 1904, and 1930. Educated at Randolph-Macon College, Princeton, and Princeton Theological Seminary he was given honorary degrees by Randolph-Macon College, Wesleyan, Southwestern, and Northwestern Universities. After preaching two years at Danville, Virginia, 1880-1882, and acting as Chaplain and tutor in Theology at Vanderbilt University for a year, he was ordained in 1883. Spending the remainder of his lif… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Son of God incarnate
Author: Wilbur F. Tillett
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1931 by Wilbur Fisk Tillett



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