Behold, From Realms Of Light

Behold, from realms of light

Author: John Needham
Tune: PEKIN (34512)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Behold, from realms of light
God’s Son descends to earth;
His form divine with flesh He veils
And humble is His birth.

2 The servant’s form He wears,
And takes the servant’s place;
Upon a shameful cross expires
To save our guilty race.

3 But in a different form
He will one day be known;
In His great Father’s glory dressed,
And shining in His own.

4 Amidst a glittering train
He shall to earth descend:
And His ten thousand happy saints
Admiring shall attend.

5 Whilst they behold their king
With heavenly glories crowned,
In sweetest strains their tuneful tongues
Shall His high honors sound.

6 His foes shall trembling stand
Before His awful throne;
Whilst to the world this righteous Judge
Shall make His justice known.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9456

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold, from realms of light
Title: Behold, From Realms Of Light
Author: John Needham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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