I.CXLVIII. With cheerful Voice I sing

[1 With chearful Voice I sing
The Titles of my Lord,
And borrow all the Names
Of Honour from his Word,
Nature and Art
Can ne'er supply
Sufficient Forms
Of Majesty.

2 In Jesus we behold
His Father's glorious Face,
Shining for ever bright,
With mild and lovely Rays:
Th' Eternal God's
Eternal Son
Inherits and
Partakes the Throne.]

3 The Sov'reign King of Kings,
The Lord of Lords most high,
Writes his own Name upon
His Garment and his Thigh.
His Name is call'd
The Word of God,
He rules the Earth
With iron Rod.

4 Where Promises and Grace
Can neither melt nor move,
The angry Lamb resents
The Inj'ries of his Love;
Awakes his Wrath
Without Delay,
As Lions roar,
And tear the Prey.

5 But when for Works of Peace
The great Redeemer comes,
What gentle Characters,
What Titles he assumes?
Light of the World,
And Life of Men;
Nor will he bear
Those Names in vain.

6 Immense Compassion reigns
In our Immanuel's Heart,
When he descends to act
A Mediator's Part.
He is a Friend,
And Brother too;
Divinely kind,
Divinely true.

7 At length the Lord the Judge
His awful Throne ascends,
And drives the Rebels far
From Favourites and Friends.
Then shall the Saints
Completely prove
The Heights and Depths
Of all his Love.

Text Information
First Line: With cheerful Voice I sing
Language: English
Publication Date: 1766
Topic: Characters of Christ; Christ: Names and Titles
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