Love for me and you, poured out in crimson hue, from Emmanuel's veins, which is translated GOD with us.
Love Divine! Tis all mine! Both now and forever if I abide in the Vine, Who is Emmanuel, which is translated GOD with us.
What joy unspeakable and full of glory! He is the eternal life, the living Story, of all goodness, time and history, Emmanuel, the sweetest Mystery, which is translated GOD with us.
All of Earth's tears, He drank in, to deliver us from sin, through the power of His cross, that we might be born again, saved from wrath, saved from hell, with Him forever to dwell, His name is Emmanuel, which is translated GOD with us.
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“Reason dictates that persons who are truly noble and who love wisdom will honor and love only what is true. They will refuse to follow traditional viewpoints if those viewpoints are worthless...Instead, a person who genuinely loves truth must choose to do and speak what is true, even if he is threatened with death...I have not come to flatter you by this written petition, nor to impress you by my words. I have come to simply beg that you do not pass judgment until you have made an accurate and thorough investigation. Your investigation must be free of prejudice, hearsay, and any desire to please the superstitious crowds. As for us, we are convinced that you can inflict no lasting evil on us. We can only do it to ourselves by proving to be wicked people. You can kill us—but you cannot harm us.” From Justin Martyr's first apology 150 A.D. Martyred A.D. 160