LIII. Fairer than the Sons of Men

1 Eternal excellence!
Thy Worms would fain declare,
In the divinest sense
How thou art heav'nly fair:
O Prince, Messiah, thou art seen
The fairest of the sons of men.

2 Jesus, thy beauties shine
Bright, infinitely bright;
Both human and divine,
In thee, O Lamb, unite!
Whate'er in heav'n or earth we see,
As beautiful, are types of thee.

3 The son, the moon, the stars,
With all the thrones above,
Thine excellence declare,
Thy beauty, pow'r, and love:
All worlds before thy throne we see,
A sea of glass reflecting thee.

4 Man in his first estate,
Most wonderfully form'd,
With beauty's pow'rs replete,
With holiness adorn'd,
From ev'ry spot and blemish free,
Was but a figure, Lord, of thee.

5 As blood of goats, and lambs,
Is to thy blood divine,
Or, as their altar flames,
Dear Jesus are to thine;
So Adam's purity appears,
To thee no more proportion bears.

6 Self int'rest, Lord, shall fail,
Man's haughtiness sinks low;
Thy beauty, Lord, prevail;
We at thy footstool bow:
Thou know'st our heart, we need no more;
Give us to worship, love, adore.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal excellence
Title: Fairer than the Sons of Men
Author: James Relly
Meter: P. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
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