[He] made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: William Strahan, 1745), number 16.
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Servant of God, and Son of Man,
Eternal Son of God Most High;
Fulfill the great redeeming plan,
Which brought Thee, Savior, from the sky,
Anointed by Thy Spirit and sealed,
With all His glorious fullness filled.
His soul’s delight, His best beloved,
Give us Thyself and Him to know;
The righteousness by God approved,
To us poor sinful Gentiles show;
The righteousness which faith imparts,
Impute, implant it on our hearts.
Jesus, for this we still attend,
Thy kingdom in the isles to prove,
The law of sin and death to end,
We wait for all the power of love;
The law of perfect liberty,
The law of life, which is in Thee!
O might it now from Thee proceed,
With Thee, into the souls of men;
Throughout the world Thy Gospel spread,
And let Thy glorious Spirit reign,
On all the ransomed race bestowed,
And fill the universe with God.