Thou art the everlasting Word

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 203 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Throughout the universe of bliss,
The centre Thou, and sun;
The eternal theme of praise is this,
To Heaven’s belovèd One:

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

Author: Josiah Conder (1789-1855)
Tune: Logos
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)

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