Thou art the living Word, O Lord

Thou art the living Word, O Lord,
  Which ever was with God;
His glory Thou hast fully shown
  When Thou on earth hast trod.
  We praise Thee, O Thou living Word,
  For God in Thee we see;
His glory and His character
    Are all revealed by Thee.
The heavens do God’s glory speak,
  Creation vast doth show
The things of God, His character
  And pow’r for man to know.
The Word of God—how rich, profound,
  His testimony shown;
Within the Word Thou art declared,
  That God should be made known.
Thou, living Word, didst flesh become,
  With man on earth hast trod;
And all Thy words and conduct here
  Expression gave to God.
O living Word, Thou art the life,
  Thou art the living light;
As life Thou dost illuminate
  The Father to our sight.
God’s judgment Thou wilt yet perform,
  His righteousness make known;
This also doth expression give
  That God be fully shown.
God’s full expression, Lord, Thou art,
  Himself Thou hast revealed;
Declaring all He is to man,
  No more is God concealed.

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Steve Husting

Fountain Valley, California, United States

The amazing thing is that church is to express the fullness of God. We have this treasure in jars of clay, the glory of Christ. We are to be conformed to His image by the Spirit. We are the habitation of Gos in the Spirit. Jesus' prayer in John 17 is that we would be one with God so that the world will see Christ and how He loved us!


Taiwan, China

In verse 1, the writer directly says, the Lord is God, and He is also the Word. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word is not separate from God. It is not that the Word is the Word and God is God, and that they are thus separate from each other. Rather, the two are one; hence, the next clause says that the Word was God. Here, we have a very clear indication of His divinity. Oh, praise the Lord for the Son of Man, who is both divinity and humanity, and is the center for the communication between heaven and earth and for the union of God and man in eternity.