Within the Father’s House   1 comment

Above:  Young Jesus in the Temple

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

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


Within the Father’s house

The Son hath found His home;

And to His temple suddenly

The Lord of life hath come.


The doctors of the law

Gaze on the wondrous Child,

And marvel at His gracious words

Of wisdom undefiled.


Yet not to them is given

The mighty truth to know,

To lift the fleshly veil which hides

Incarnate God below.


The secret of the Lord

Escapes each human eye,

And faithful pondering hearts await

The full epiphany.


Lord, visit Thou our souls,

And teach us by Thy grace

Each dim revealing of Thyself

With loving awe to trace;


Till from our darkened sight

The cloud shall pass away,

And on the cleansed soul shall burst

The everlasting day.

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