Within the Father’s House   1 comment

Above:  Young Jesus in the Temple

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1863) by James Russell Woodford (1820-1885), Anglican Bishop of Ely (1873-1885)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1941), Evangelical and Reformed Church

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Within the Father’s house

The Son hath found His home;

And to His temple suddenly

The Lord of life hath come.

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The doctors of the law

Gaze on the wondrous Child,

And marvel at His gracious words

Of wisdom undefiled.

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Yet not to them is given

The mighty truth to know,

To lift the fleshly veil which hides

Incarnate God below.

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The secret of the Lord

Escapes each human eye,

And faithful pondering hearts await

The full epiphany.

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Lord, visit Thou our souls,

And teach us by Thy grace

Each dim revealing of Thyself

With loving awe to trace;

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Till from our darkened sight

The cloud shall pass away,

And on the cleansed soul shall burst

The everlasting day.

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