1 All hail, incarnate God!
The wondrous things foretold
Of Thee in sacred writ,
With joy our eyes behold:
Still does Thine arm new trophies wear,
And monuments of glory rear.
2 To Thee the hoary head
Its silver honors pays;
To Thee the blooming youth
Devotes his brightest days:
And every age their tribute bring,
And bow to Thee, all conquering King!
3 O haste, victorious Prince,
That happy, glorious day,
When souls like drops of dew
Shall own Thy gentle sway:
O may it bless our longing eyes,
And bear our shouts beyond the skies.
4 All hail, triumphant Lord!
Eternal be Thy reign;
Behold the nations sue
To wear Thy gentle chain:
When earth and time are known no more,
Thy throne shall stand forever sure.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11006
"To Thee the hoary head Its silver honors pays; To Thee the blooming youth Devotes his brightest days; And every age their tribute bring And bow to Thee, all-conquering King"—this note was added :—
"Composed on seeing an aged saint and a youth taken into church communion together."In modern collections it is almost entirely confined to those of the Baptists and Congregationalists. It was introduced into the American hymnals through Staughton's edition of Rippon, 1813. Orig. text in Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1858, No. 199. [William T. Brooke] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =================== All hail, Incarnate God, p. 40, ii. This is in Miss Scott's manuscript. [No. 50]. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)