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Lord, Enthroned in Heav’nly Splendor

Lord, Enthroned in Heav’nly Splendor

George H. Bourne
(1840-1925)

Lord, enthroned in heav’nly splendor,
First begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong Defender,
Liftest up Thy people’s head.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Jesus, true and living Bread!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Jesus, true and living Bread!

Here our humblest homage pay we,
Here in loving rev’rence bow;
Here for faith’s discernment pray we,
Lest we fail to know Thee now.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou art here, we ask not how!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou art here, we ask not how!

Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee
As of old in Bethlehem,
Here as there Thine angels hail Thee,
Branch and Flower of Jesse’s stem.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
We in worship join with them!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
We in worship join with them!

Paschal Lamb, Thine off’ring finished
Once for all when Thou wast slain,
In its fullness undiminished
Shall forevermore remain.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Cleansing souls from every stain!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Cleansing souls from every stain!

Great High Priest of our profession,
Through the veil Thou wentest in,
By Thy mighty intercession,
Grace and peace for us to win.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Purging out the root of sin!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Purging out the root of sin!

Yea, that Off’ring Meritorious,
Which Thy boundless mercy gave
In the Highest Heav’n is glorious,
Here on earth is strong to save!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Jesus, Victor o’er the grave!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Jesus, Victor o’er the grave!

Life-imparting heavenly Manna,
Smitten Rock with streaming side,
Heav’n and earth with loud hosanna
Worship Thee, the Lamb Who died.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ris’n, ascended, glorified!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ris’n, ascended, glorified!

 

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