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The Inauguration

See from on high a light divine

Author: James Cox
Tune: INVITATION (Hastings)
Published in 32 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 See, from on high, a light divine
On Jesus’ head descend;
And hear the sacred voice from Heav’n,
That bids us all attend:

2 "This is My well belovèd Son,"
Proclaimed the voice divine:
"Hear Him," His heavenly Father said,
"For all His words are Mine."

3 His mission thus confirmed from Heaven,
The great Messiah came,
And heav’nly wisdom taught to man,
In God the Father’s name.

4 The path of heav’nly peace He showed,
That leads to bliss on high,
Where all His faithful followers here
Shall live, no more to die.

5 O may we then, who own Him Lord,
And His loved name profess,
By all our words and actions prove
That we His mind possess.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12134

Author: James Cox

Cox, James, d. 1825. An Exeter layman, who contributed several hymns to the Exeter Collection, 1812. Of these Belfast Collection and J. P. Hopp’s Collection, give:— 1. Homage pay to God above. Thanksgiving and Belfast Collection, also:— 2. See from on high a light divine. The baptism of Jesus. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See from on high a light divine
Title: The Inauguration
Author: James Cox
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12134
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The Cyber Hymnal #12134

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