In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.@John 1:1
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Joseph Summers (1839-1917)

Josiah Conder, The Congregational Hymn Book 1836.

Palmyra Joseph Summers, 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Josiah Conder (1789-1855)

Thou art the everlasting Word,
The Father’s only Son;
God manifestly seen and heard,
And Heav’n’s belovèd one:

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Worthy, O Lamb of God, art Thou
That every knee to Thee should bow.

In Thee most perfectly expressed
The Father’s glories shine;
Of the full deity possessed,
Eternally divine:

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True image of the Infinite,
Whose essence is concealed;
Brightness of uncreated light;
The heart of God revealed:

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But the high mysteries of Thy name
An angel’s grasp transcend;
The Father only—glorious claim!—
The Son can comprehend:

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Throughout the universe of bliss,
The center Thou, and sun;
Th’eternal theme of praise of this,
To Heav’n’s belovèd one:

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