He blessed before the assault of sin
And blessed still though the fall came in:
But once sin’s challenge had begun
God showed the heart He would express
By blessing only in the Son.
God’s purpose is that He should dwell -
He intervened thus to reverse
Man’s state since he had proved perverse;
He sent His Son to draw us near,
To cleanse our hearts, and to dispel
Man’s need to hide from God in fear.
God’s purpose is that He should rule -
With all conforming to His will.
And in the time of faith, until
Christ intervenes as Judge and King
He rules among the people who’ll
Share His reign over everything.