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THOU art the everlasting Word,
   The Father’s only Son;
God manifestly seen and heard,
    And Heaven’s belovèd One:
Worthy, O Lamb of God, art Thou
That every knee to Thee should bow.
2  In Thee most perfectly expressed
    The Father’s glories shine;
Of the full Deity possessed,
    Eternally divine:
3  True image of the Infinite,
    Whose essence is concealed;
Brightness of uncreated light;
    The heart of God revealed:
4  But the high mysteries of Thy name
    An angel’s grasp transcend;
The Father only—glorious claim!
    The Son can comprehend:
5  Throughout the universe of bliss,
    The centre Thou, and sun;
The eternal theme of praise is this,
    To Heaven’s belovèd One:
Josiah Conder, 1789-1855