Convening eternally before creation’s act,
God knew us, in that, for what we lacked,
Sovereign Triune God did decree,
Salvation’s plan for what it was to be!
Before, in fact, even time began,
This God of all knew the risks they ran,
Knew beforehand that Christ was needed,
Because obedience to God would go unheeded.
Now we come, this very day,
To put away stresses—them we lay,
Acknowledging the gift of the Godhead’s pact,
That beautiful, most divine; God’s faithful act.
© 2012 S. J. Wickham.