84. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

1 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
first begotten from the dead,
thou alone, our strong defender,
liftest up thy people’s head.
Jesus, true and living bread!

2 Here our humblest homage pay we,
here in loving reverence bow;
here for faith’s discernment pray we,
lest we fail to know thee now.
thou art here, we ask not how.

3 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.
we in worship join with them.

4 Paschal Lamb, thine offering, finished
once for all when thou wast slain,
in its fullness undiminished
shall forevermore remain,
Cleansing us from every stain.

5 Life-imparting heavenly Manna,
stricken Rock with streaming side,
heaven and earth with loud hosanna
worship thee, the Lamb who died,
risen, ascended, glorified!

Text Information
First Line: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
Title: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour
Author: George Hugh Bourne (1840-1925)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87 47
Scripture: Psalm 2; Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Matthew 21:1-11; Luke 23:32-43; John 6:35-51; John 6:51-58; John 12:12-19; John 18:33-37; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; Revelation 1:4-8
Topic: Eucharist; Adoration; Bread (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Meter: 87 87 47
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © 1994 Waterloo Music Co. Ltd.

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