“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you [the] spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him, being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, [and] what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what the surpassing greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the working of the might of his strength, [in] which he wrought in the Christ [in] raising him from among [the] dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies, above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come; and has put all things under his feet, and gave him [to be] head over all things to the assembly, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.” (Eph. 1: 17-23).
Blessed God, with Christ before Thee
We approach, in love set free;
The assembly in Christ Jesus
Yieldeth glory unto Thee.
This – the product of Thy counsels,
Rich with heav’nly beauties dressed,
Formed to praise throughout the ages –
In Thy presence is at rest.
Vessel filled e’en to Thy fulness,
And replete with radiance bright,
In Thine own domain of glory
Fills Thy heart with deep delight.
Percy H. Hardwick