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Sonnet: Immanuel

O ever-generated Son of God
Motherless, beginningless, begotten
Late in time, born to walk the ground we’ve trod
Fatherless Son of the humble maiden
By Your Father are You true Light of Light
By Your mother are You true Man for us
Yet One You are, now come at our midnight
God and Man: depth of the mysterious
Come and transfigure my weak intellect
Bring my mind past the veil of unknowing
Bind what’s broken to that which is perfect
Reconcile earth’s song to heaven’s ringing
Let me gaze upon You with the soul’s eyes
May Your beauty assuage her every sigh


This post originally appeared on Dr. Parkison’s blog.

Samuel G. Parkison

Samuel G. Parkison (PhD, Midwestern Seminary) is Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Abu Dhabi Extension Site at Gulf Theological Seminary in the United Arab Emirates. Before coming to GTS, Samuel was assistant professor of Christian studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and pastor of teaching and liturgy at Emmaus Church in Kansas City. He is the author of Revelation and Response: The Why and How of Leading Corporate Worship Through Song (Rainer, 2019), Thinking Christianly: Bringing Sundry Thoughts Captive to Christ (H&E, 2022), and Irresistible Beauty: Beholding Triune Glory in the Face of Jesus Christ (Christian Focus, 2022).

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