1 When God would manifest his grace
To man, that he might prove
The glories of the Father's face,
And feel his nature, love:
2 He said he would not sacrifice,
As offer'd by the law;
All human merit would despise,
His presence thence withdraw.
3 Then said the Saviour, "lo, I come
To do thy will, my God;"
He brought his sons and daughters home
By pouring out his blood:
4 That they with him might enter in
To all the heav'n of love:
His death did make an end of sin,
The stumbling block remove.
5 Thou Lord, a body didst prepare,
Thy own collected seed,
For him eternally to wear,
And be the living head.
6 Obedient in this body, He
Thy counsel did fulfil,
Did ev'ry member purify,
And do thy perfect will.
7 With Christ in soul and body one,
We evermore are blest:
Aspiring to the perfect Son,
We enter perfect rest;
8 Pre-eminence to him is giv'n!
Yet in this glorious plan,
The head and members enter'd heav'n,
In one exalted man.
Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #LI