The life which God's incarnate word

The life which God's incarnate word

Author: Edward Caswall
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 The life, which God’s Incarnate Word
lived here below with men,
three blest evangelists record
with heaven-inspirèd pen:

2 John soars on high, beyond the three,
to God the Father’s throne;
and shows in what deep mystery
the Word with God is One.

3 Upon the Saviour’s loving breast
invited to recline,
’twas thence he drew, in moments blest,
rich stores of truth divine.

4 And thence did that angelic love
his inmost spirit fill,
which, once enkindled from above,
breathes in his pages still.

5 Jesu, the virgin’s Holy Son,
we praise thee and adore,
who art with God the Father One
and Spirit evermore.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #780a

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: The life which God's incarnate word
Author: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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