Christ is the testimony true
Of God in essence and in deed;
God's glory He has fully shown,
And we in Him God's nature read.
His testimony is more full
Than was the witness of the law,
Which only God in letter showed,
And not in endless living pow'r.
The fulness of the Godhead dwells
In Him, His very element;
God's full embodiment is He —
A vessel, God the resident.
The Father God He manifests;
God's glorious features He displays;
In Him consummately are seen
The Father's heart and all His ways.
Christ as the Spirit now has come
That He our portion be fore'er;
In spirit we partake of Him
And all God's being fully share.