Wednesday, September 13, 2023

O son of God incarnate

117 Incarnation. 7. 6. 7. 6. D.

1 O Son of God incarnate,
   O Son of man divine!
   In whom God’s glory dwelleth,
   In whom man’s virtues shine;
   God’s light to earth Thou bringest
   To drive sin’s night away,
   And through Thy life so radiant,
   Earth’s darkness turns to day.

2 O Mind of God incarnate,
   O Thought in flesh enshrined!
   In human form Thou speakest
   To men the Father’s mind:
   God’s thought to earth Thou bringest
   That men in Thee may see
   What God is like, and seeing,
   Think God’s tho'ts after Thee.

3 O Heart of God incarnate,
   Love-bearer to mankind!
   From Thee we learn what love is,
   In Thee love’s ways we find:
   God’s love to earth Thou bringest
   In living deeds that prove
   How sweet to serve all others,
   When we all others love.

4 O Will of God incarnate,
   So human, so divine!
   Free wills to us Thou givest,
   That we may make them Thine:
   Gods’ will to earth Thou bringest
   That all who would obey,
   May learn from Thee their duty,
   The truth, the life, the way.
                        Wilbur Fisk Tillett
                         The Methodist Hymnal 1939 edition

<idle musing>
The biography is interesting. Seems he was a professor of theology at Vanderbilt, eventually even dean there.
</idle musing>

No comments: