1 Eternal Excellence!
Thy Worms would fain declare,
In the divinest Sense
How thou art heav'nly fair:
O Prince, Messiah, thou art seen
The fairest of the sons of Men.
2 Jesus, thy Beauties shine
Bright, infinitely bright;
Both Human and Divine,
In thee, O Lamb, unite!
Whate'er in Heav'n or Earth we see,
As beautiful, are Types of thee.
3 The Son, the Moon, the Stars,
With all the Thrones above,
Thine Excellence declares,
Thy Beauty, Pow'r, and Love:
All Worlds before thy Throne we see,
A Sea of Glass reflecting thee.
4 Man in his first Estate,
Most wonderfully form'd,
With Beauty's Pow'rs replete,
With Holiness adorn'd,
From ev'ry Spot and Blemish free,
Was but a Figure, Lord, of thee.
5 All Blood of Goats, and Lambs,
Is to thy Blood divine,
Or, as their Altar-Flames,
Dear Jesus are to thine;
So Adam's Purity appears,
To thee no more Proportion bears.
6 Lo! here Self-Int'rest fails,
Man's Haughtiness sinks low;
Thy Beauty, Lord, prevails;
We at thy Footstool bow:
Thou know'st our Heart, we need no more,
Our Heav'n's to worship, love, adore.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.LXVII||Eternal Excellence!||Eternal Excellence!||Romans 1:20||1776|
|Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #28||Eternal Excellence!||Eternal Excellence!||1823|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #28||Eternal Excellence, thy worms would fain declare||Eternal Excellence, thy worms would fain declare||James Relly||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #LIII||Eternal Excellence, thy worms would fain declare||Eternal Excellence, thy worms would fain declare||James Relly||1792|