[Excerpt from Ode to Jesus Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Hymn #2.]

Meter 86.86


Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–

They dwell in each other!

Whether by will or innately,

Within one another!


Christ is in the image of God,

God’s glory on his face!

He is an exact duplicate –

Of God’s very essence!


The Son is in God the Father.

The Father’s in the Son!

They indwell in one another.

Always within each one!


The Son is one with the Father.

Father and Son are one!

Jesus said God was one with him.

A oneness with the Son!


The Father glorifies the Son.

Christ gives glory to God!

God honors Christ within himself.

Son’s glorified by God!


The Son’s equal to the Father.

Eternal equality!

Equal praise to Father and Son.

Equal eternally!


God’s fullness dwelt in Christ’s body.

God’s fullness in his flesh!

God’s fullness was in his body.

God’s fullness in Christ’s flesh!


To see one, one sees the other.

Jesus, show me your face!

To see him, one sees the Father.

Father, give us your grace!



THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT SHARE A COMMON SPACE: John 10:38; John 14:10-11,20; John 17:21,23; 2 Corinthians 5:19


HE IS IN THE IMAGE OF GOD: 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:2-3


HE IS IN THE FATHER, THE FATHER IS IN HIM: John 10:38; John 14:10-11,20; John 17:21,23; John 13:31-32; 2 Corinthians 5:19


HE IS ONE WITH THE FATHER: John 10:30; John 17:11,21-22


THE FATHER IS GLORIFIED IN JESUS: John 13:31-32; 2 Corinthians 5:19


HE IS EQUAL TO THE FATHER: John 5:17-18; John 10:33; John 5:23; John 14:16; John 16:26; John 17:9,15,20


THE FULLNESS OF GOD WAS WITHIN HIS BODY: Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:9




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