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The Indian Advocate
March yJO 0
Creation and the Incarnation.
OR, THE SUCCESSIVE DEGREES OFTHE DIVINE
When whs it that in act began
That Condescension from on high
Consummated in God made man,
Its shrine for all eternity?
'Twas when the Eternal Father spake,
The Eternal Son His voice obeyed;
When sudden forth from darkness brake
That universe the Word had made.
Instant that All-Creative Power
A meek sustaining Power became,
A Ministration hour by hour, . ,4
From death preserving Nature's frame.
Instant unto Creation's breast
Nor merged nor mixed He passed and gave
Continuance to the quivering guest
That else had found at birth its grave.
In finite mansions, He, the Immense,
Servant yet reigning, made abode,
Bore up a Law, a Providence
The weight of worlds, "His people's load."
He came once more not then to reign:
In servant's form to serve, and die,
The "Lamb before the ages slain,"
"The Woman's Seed" of prophecy. f
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