Hymnal: Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #208 (1786) Topics: Ascension of Christ; Conversion at the ascension of Christ; Ascension of Christ; Conversion at the ascension of Christ First Line: Thus the great Lord of earth and sea Lyrics: 1 Thus the great Lord of earth and sea
Spake to his Son, and thus he swore;
"Eternal shall thy priesthood be,
"And change from hand to hand no more.
2 "Aaron, and all his sons, must die:
"But everlasting life is thine,
"To save forever those that fly
"For refuge from the wrath divine.
3 "By me Melchisedec was made
"On earth a king and priest at once;
"And thou, my heavenly priest shalt plead,
"And thou, my king shalt rule my sons."
4 Jesus the priest ascends his throne,
While counsels of eternal peace,
Between the father and the son,
Proceed with honour and success.
5 Through the whole earth his reign shall spread,
And crush the powers that dare rebel:
Then shall he judge the rising dead,
And send the guilty world to hell.
6 Though while he treads his glorious way,
He drinks the cup of threats and blood,
The sufferings of that dreadful day
Shall but advance him near to God. Scripture: Psalm 110 Languages: English
The Kingdom and Priesthood of Christ