The exalted Christ

O Christ, what matchless beauty crowns

Author: Oswald J. Smith
Tune: [O Christ, what matchless beauty crowns Thy brow!]
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1 O Christ, what matchless beauty crowns Thy brow!
And what majestic splendor is Thine own!
Once lowly man, tho’ God and man, but now,
Exalted Lord and King of heaven’s throne.

To Thee, O Christ, be glory evermore,
And may each heart enthrone Thee as its King!
Let men and angels bow and Thee adore,
And thro’ Eternity Thy praises sing.

2 O Christ, how marvelous Thy grace to man!
And how compassionate Thy heart of love
That wrought so willingly salvation’s plan,
And brought Thee from Thy mansions above. [Refrain]

3 O Christ, Thou stoodest at the judgment bar,
And wast condemned to death upon the tree;
But now, of all the nations near and far,
The dead, the living, Thou the Judge shall be. [Refrain]

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #105

Author: Oswald J. Smith

Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which h… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ, what matchless beauty crowns
Title: The exalted Christ
Author: Oswald J. Smith
Refrain First Line: To thee, O Christ, be glory evermore



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