Lord, Bring Forth the One New Man

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Lord, bring forth the one new man;
Grant this vision now to us.
Gain in us Thy heart's desire—
Thine expression glorious.
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When Thou first didst man create,
Thine own likeness to possess,
Thine intention was that he
Take Thee in and Thee express.
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But, instead, man was deceived,
To the knowledge-tree misled.
Then, Thy plan he did forsake;
To the self he'd live instead.
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So, Thou in the flesh didst come,
Mingling with humanity,
Living to the Father's will,
God's intent accomplishing.
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First, Thou to the cross didst go,
Our old man to terminate;
Then, in resurrection, come,
Thy new man to germinate.
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Now Thou in our spirit art,
As the inner man within;
As our heart becomes Thine home,
Thou dost live and rule therein.
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Spread within us, Lord, we pray;
Gain the ground in all our heart.
We'd the self deny always,
That Thyself Thou wouldst impart.
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We'd allow Thy peace to reign,
In the Body-life we'd live;
No more self-directed be,
For Thy church our all we'd give.
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Be the person of our heart;
Manifest Thyself through us.
Build the saints into Thine house
That we'd bear Thine image thus.
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Consummate Thy central work
That we'd match Thee perfectly;
Thus, the church would builded be—
One new man eternally.