Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor

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1 Lord, enthroned in heav'nly splendor,
first-begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong Defender,
liftest up Thy people's head.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus, true and living Bread!

2 Prince of Life, for us Thou livest,
by Thy body souls are healed;
Prince of Peace, Thy peace Thou livest,
by Thy blood is pardon sealed.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Word of God in flesh revealed.

3 Paschal Lamb! Thine off'ring finished
once for all when Thou wast slain,
in its fullness undiminished
shall forevermore remain.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Cleansing souls from ev'ry stain.

4 Great High Priest of our profession,
through the oil Thou ent'redst in;
by Thy mighty intercession
grace and mercy Thou dost win.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Only sacrifice for sin.

5 Life-imparting heav'nly Manna,
stricken Rock, with streaming side,
heav'n and earth with loud hosanna
worship Thee, the Lamb who died.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Ris'n, ascended, glorified!

Source: Hymns to the Living God #192

Author: George Hugh Bourne

Bourne, George Hugh, D.C.L., son of Rev. R. B. Bourne, born at St. Paul's Cray, Kent, 8th Nov. 1840, and educated at Eton, and O. C. C, Oxford, graduating B.A., 1863; B.C.L., 1866; and D.C.L. 1871. Taking Holy Orders in 1863, he became Curate of Sandford-on-Thames, 1863. He was afterwards Head Master of Chardstock College, and is now (1886) Warden of the same school, which has been transferred to St. Edmund's, Salisbury. Dr. Bourne has written the following hymns:— 1. Scarce discerning aught before us. General, Written in Switzerland in 1861, and published in Lyra Messianica, 1864, p. 17, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in the Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns, 1869, in an abbreviated fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
Title: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
Author: George Hugh Bourne (1874)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs


Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour, p. 1554, ii. The text of this hymn as given in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern includes a verse of Dr. Bourne's original text (st. v.) omitted by the Compilers of the former edition. It has slight alterations also which were sanctioned by the author. In The English Hymnal the old text of Hymns Ancient & Modern is repeated. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



ST. HELEN (Martin)

In Rejoice in the Lord,, the page "Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor" states that G. W. Martin composed the ST. HELENA tune in 1889. G. W. Martin died in 1881. The index of Rejoice in the Lord lists George C. Martin, 1844-1916, as the composer. Because George C. was alive in 1889, it seems more l…

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