520. Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

1 Christ, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
first-begotten from the dead,
you alone our strong defender,
lifting up your people’s head:
alleluia, alleluia,
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 you now:
alleluia, alleluia,
you are here, we ask not how.

3 Though the lowliest form now veils you
as of old in Bethlehem,
here as there your angels hail you,
branch and flower of Jesse's stem;
alleluia, alleluia,
we in worship join with them.

4 Paschal Lamb, your offering, finished
once for all when you were slain,
in its fullness undiminished
shall forevermore remain.
alleluia, alleluia,
cleansing hearts from every stain.

5 Great High Priest of our profession
through the veil you entered in;
by your mighty intercession
grace and mercy there to win:
alleluia, alleluia,
only sacrifice for sin.

6 Life-imparting heavenly manna,
stricken rock with streaming side,
heaven and earth with loud hosanna
worship you, the Lamb who died,
alleluia, alleluia,
risen, ascended, glorified!

Text Information
First Line: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
Author: George Hugh Bourne, 1840-1925
Meter: 87.87.47 extended
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Ascension; Consummation in Christ; Jesus Christ: Incarnation (4 more...)
Notes: May be sung to BRYN CALFARIA 611
Tune Information
Composer: George Clement Martin, 1844-1916
Meter: 87.87.47 extended
Key: B♭ Major

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