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Before the heavens were spread abroad From




Before the heavens were spread abroad,
From everlasting was the Word:
With God he was-the Word was God,
And must divinely be adored.


By his own power were all things made;
By him supported, all things stand;
He is the whole creation's head,
And angels ?y at his command.


Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars:
His generation who can tell,
Or count the number of his years?


But lo, He leaves those heavenly forms
The Word descends and dwells in clay,
That he may converse hold with worms,
Dressed in such feeble flesh as they.


Mortals with joy beheld his face,
Th' eternal Father's only Son:
How full of truth, how full of grace,
When in his eyes the Godhead shone!


Archangels leave their high abode
To learn new mysteries here, and tell
The love of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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      MUSIC
      Name: HURSLEY
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1774,1855
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