Let others boast their ancient line

Let others boast their ancient line

Author: Robert Cruttenden
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Let others boast their ancient line
In long succession great;
In the proud list let heroes shine,
And monarchs swell the state;
Descended from the King of Kings,
Each saint a nobler title sings.

2 Pronounce me, gracious God, thy son,
Own me an heir divine;
I'll pity princes on the throne,
When I can call thee mine;
Scepters and crowns unenvied rise,
And lose their lustre in mine eyes.

3 Content, obscure I pass my days,
To all I meet unknown,
And wait till thou thy child shalt raise,
And seat menear thy throne.
No name, no honors here I crave,
Well pleas'd with those beyond the grave.

4 Jesus, my elder brother, lives,
With him I too shall reign;
Nor sin, nor death, while he survives,
Shall make the promise vain.
In him my title stands secure,
And shall, while endless years endure.

5 When he, in robes divinely bright,
Shall once again appear,
Thou, too my soul, shalt shine in light,
And his full image bear.
Enough!—I wait th' appointed day,
Bless'd Savior, haste, and come away!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #XCI

Author: Robert Cruttenden

Cruttenden, Robert, born cir. 1691, died cir. 1764. He was educated for the ministry among the Dissenters, and when a young man frequently preached for his uncle, the Rev. Mr. Bragg. But finding that he did not really believe in the Evangelical doctrines, he gave up the ministry, and betook himself to trade, in which for a number of years he was successful. In his 52nd year, having retired from business, he was living near to Whitefield's Tabernacle, when, his attention being excited by what he heard concerning the preaching there, a strong impulse seized him to go and hear for himself. The result was his conversion through the ministry of John Cennick. Twelve months later he joined a Congregational Church, of which he continued a member un… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let others boast their ancient line
Author: Robert Cruttenden
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #340

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #609

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #538

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXIX

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXIX

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #91

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A Selection of Hymns #XCI

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