Guess the Name

Can you guess who I am?

God formed the first man out of dust, 
but first made me, in purpose just;
So I was made before the man,
to answer God's most holy plan.

My body He did make complete,
but without arms or legs or feet;
My ways and acts He did control,
but to my body gave no soul.

A living being I became,
and Adam gave to me a name;
I from his presence then withdrew, 
and never more of Adam knew.

I did my Maker's law obey,
not from it ever went astray;
Thousands of miles I go in fear,
but seldom on the earth appear.

For purpose wise which God did see,
He put a living soul in me;
Days few - and nights - passed by, and then
He took from me that soul again.

When I had thus His will obeyed,
I was the same as when first made;
and without arms or legs or soul.
I travel on from Pole to Pole.

I move with easy by day and night,
to fallen man give great delight;
Thousands of people, young and old,
do by my death great light behold.

No right or wrong can I conceive,
the Scriptures I can not believe;
to heaven above, I cannot go,
nor to the grave, or hell below.

Now when these lines you closely read, 
go search the Bible with all speed;
For that my name's recorded there
I honestly to you declare.


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