God becomes touchable body
[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
The Son of God, his final Word,
now touched through incarnation;
and through this man, observed and heard,
was made the whole creation.
In the beginning he was there,
eternal in his being;
and then in Mary’s womb and care:
the Rescuer redeeming.
'That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard …' 1 John 1:1-3
Tune: 8787 iambic eg ‘Dominus Regit Me’ by J Dykes, tune of ‘The King of love my Shepherd is’‘