Wednesday 31 May 2017
HYMN TO THE LORD JESUS
Praise the One who is Creator,
Heaven's and earth's Originator
Yet come near as Mediator
Between God and man.
Praise the Christ who as a stranger
Once was cradled in a manger,
Come in flesh to be the changer
Of the course of time.
Praise the Man who here was sowing
Seed from which good seed is growing
In abundance overflowing
To the Father's joy
Praise the Shepherd who has sought us:
With His precious blood He bought us,
With His tender arms he brought us
Back into His fold.
Praise the Victor who invaded
Realms where Satan's might pervaded;
Now no power we are persuaded
Separates from Him.
Praise the Man who God perfected
For the work which He effected -
Now He leads the Sons selected
To a glorious sphere.
Praise the Firstborn of creation
End of all man's perturbation
As the Prince of Peace.
"Perturbation" not only has the sense "the state of being perturbed" but, metaphorically, "a deviation in the course of a celestial body".