Lo, from vessels, earthen only

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Lo, from vessels, earthen only,
  Shining forth in ceaseless grace,
Reaching weary hearts, and lonely,
  Beams the light from Jesus’ face!
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Christ, the light that fills the heavens
  Shining forth on earth beneath,
Through His Spirit freely given
  Light of life ’midst shades of death;
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Down from heaven’s unclouded glory
  God Himself the treasure brought,
Closing thus His love’s sweet story
  With His sweetest, deepest thought.
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Earthen vessels, marred, unsightly,
  But the treasure as of old,
Fresh from glory, gleaming brightly,
  Heaven’s undimmed, unchanging gold.
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Vessels, broken, frail, yet bearing
  Through the hungry ages on
Riches giv’n with hand unsparing—
  God’s great Gift, His precious Son!