1 Lord, what was man when made at first,
Adam the offspring of the dust,
That thou should'st set him and his race
But just below an angel's place?
2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,
And make him lord of all below;
Make every beast and bird submit,
And lay the fishes at his feet?
3 But, O, what brighter glories wait
To crown the second Adam's state!
What honours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born!
4 See him below his angels made,
See him in dust amongst the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin;
But he shall reign with power divine.
5 The world to come, redeem'd from all
The miseries that attend the fall,
New-made, and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.
Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #92
|First Line:||Lord, what was man, when made at first|
|Title:||Adam and Christ Lord's of the old and new Creation|