1 My heart and voice I raise
to spread Messiah's praise,
Messiah's praise let all repeat:
the universal Lord,
by whose almighty word
creation rose in form complete.
2 A servant's form he wore,
and in his body bore
our dreadful curse on Calvary:
he like a victim stood
and poured his sacred blood
to set the guilty captives free.
3 But soon the Victor rose
triumphant o'er his foes,
and led the vanquished host in chains:
he threw their empire down,
his foes compelled to own,
o'er all the great Messiah reigns.
4 With mercy's mildest grace
he governs all our race
in wisdom, righteousness and love:
who to Messiah fly
shall find redemption nigh,
and all his great salvation prove.
5 Hail, Saviour, Prince of Peace!
Your kingdom shall increase
till all the world your glory see,
and righteousness abound
as the great deep profound,
and fill the earth with purity.
|First Line:||My heart and voice I raise|
|Author:||Benjamin Rhodes, 1743-1815|
|Topic:||Christ tne King Sunday; Jesus Christ: Redeemer|
|Source:||Glaz traditional melody from Hoffman & Richter's 'Silesian Folk Songs', Leipzig, 1842|