He stepped out of glory

1
He stepped out of glory
And put on the lowly.
And life's very Author
A creature became.
Despised and forsaken,
Afflicted with sorrow,
From infinite splendor
To the likeness of shame.
2
He chose to be humbled,
He chose limitation,
He chose to be finite,
He chose to be man.
God's unfathomed purpose
Found substance in Jesus;
A two-natured being—
The unique God-man.
3
His own shell was broken,
Releasing His glory.
This life-impartation
Produced many grains.
The Firstborn rejoices
With His many brothers;
An incorporation—
Divine and human.
4
We cannot but love Him,
Our lovely Forerunner.
His shame was our vict'ry,
His anguish our joy.
The children of judgement
He brought into glory.
The millions of God-men
Forever rejoice.