The Maker of the Universe
As Man for man was made a curse;
The claims of laws which He had made,
Unto the uttermost He paid.
His holy fingers made the bough,
Which grew the thorns that crowned His brow,
The nails that pierced His hands were mined,
In secret places He designed.
He made the forest whence there sprung,
The tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood,
Yet made the hill on which it stood.
The sky that darkened o’er His head,
By Him above the earth was spread,
The sun that hid from Him its face,
By His decree was poised in space.
The spear that spilled His precious blood,
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid,
Was hewn in rock His hands had made.
The throne on which He now appears,
Was His from everlasting years,
But a new glory crowns His brow,
And every knee to Him shall bow.
In Him, Through Him and For Him
The precious truths in the poem above are found in passages such as John 1:3 and Col 1:14-20: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in, earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist … the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
“In Him” means that the Lord Jesus is the Sphere in whom all things exist.
“Through Him” means He is the Agent by which are things were created.
“For Him” means that He is the Goal, the Purpose for which they all exist.