1 Lord, enthroned in heav'nly splendor,
first-begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong Defender,
liftest up Thy people's head.
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 givest,
by Thy blood is pardon sealed.
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.
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.
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.
Ris'n, ascended, glorified!
Source: Hymns to the Living God #192
|First Line:||Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor|
|Title:||Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor|
|Author:||George Hugh Bourne (1874)|
|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)