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.
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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.
“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)