132. The Person of the Christ

S.M.
by Miss Wigram
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The person of the Christ,
 
Enfolding every grace,
 
Once slain, but now alive again,
 
In heaven demands our praise.
“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” (Colossians 1:19)
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3)
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18)
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Gladly of Him we sing,
 
Since we with Him are dead:
 
Our life is hid with Christ in God,
 
In Christ the church's Head.
“Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” (Psalm 100:2)
“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3)
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:18)
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The heavens are opened now!
 
Sound it through earth abroad;
 
And we, by faith, in heaven behold
 
Jesus the Christ, our Lord.
“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.” (Acts 1:9)
“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19)
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)