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He came because the Father willed

He came because the Father willed

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

He came because the Father willed,
And from the midst of heaven’s renown,
The promise to our world fulfilled,
And won a kingdom for His crown.

He came because He willed to bear
The burden that His love imposed;
And all our lot of sorrow share,
Until the day in darkness closed.

Ah! angels hailed that morning bright,
And in the heavens their carols sung;
But God Himself was hid in night,
When sin and death their arrows flung.

But not to sink beneath their power,
The God-man girt Him for the fray;
And from the darkness of that hour,
There sprang the light of endless day.

And wounded souls the triumph knew;
Fresh courage to the faint was given;
And e’en the dead to life anew,
Rose in the glorious might of heaven.

For sin was crushed, and death was slain;—
All hail, the great victorious Son,
Who mounts the throne of heaven again,
To rule the kingdom He has won.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He came because the Father willed
Greek Title: Ὁ Πατὴρ εὐδόκησεν
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.