Before Abraham was, I am. John 8:58
Hail, God the Son, in glory crowned,
Ere time began to be;
Throned with Thy Sire, through half the round
Of vast eternity!
Let Heaven, and earth’s stupendous frame
Display their author’s power;
And each exalted seraph-flame
Creator, Thee adore.
Thy wondrous love the Godhead showed
Contracted to a span—
The co-eternal Son of God,
The mortal Son of man.
To save us from our lost estate,
Behold His life-blood stream:
Hail Lord, almighty to create,
Almighty to redeem!
The Mediator’s God-like sway
His Church below sustains;
Till nature shall her judge survey,
The King Messiah reigns.
Hail, with essential glory crowned,
When time shall cease to be;
Throned with Thy Father, through the round
Of whole eternity!