Christ's Humiliation and Exaltation

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1 What equal honors shall we bring
To Thee, O Lord, our God, the Lamb,
When all the notes that angels sing
Are far inferior to Thy name?

2 Worthy is He that once was slain,
The Prince of Life that groaned and died,
Worthy to rise, and live, and reign
At His almighty Father’s side.

3 Honor immortal must be paid,
Instead of scandal and of scorn;
While glory shines around His head,
He wears a crown without a thorn.

4 Blessings forever on the Lamb,
Who bore the curse for wretched men!
Let angels sound His sacred name,
And every creature say, "Amen."


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #152

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: What equal honors shall we bring
Title: Christ's Humiliation and Exaltation
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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