Scripture Verse

Being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8


Words: Will­iam En­field, A Se­lect­ion of Hymns for So­cial Wor­ship (Nor­wich, Eng­land: 1795), alt.

Music: Ma­no­ah ar­ranged from Giao­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni in Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, by Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of En­field (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Giaochino A. Rossini


Behold, where in a mortal form
Appears each grace divine!
The virtues, all in Jesus met,
With mildest radiance shine.

The largest love of human kind
Inspired His godlike breast;
In deeds of mercy, words of peace,
His kindness was expressed.

To spread the rays of heav’nly light,
To give the mourner joy,
To preach glad tidings to the poor,
Was His divine employ.

Lowly in heart, to all His friends
A friend and servant found,
He washed their feet, He wiped their tears,
And healed each bleeding wound.

’Midst keen reproach and cruel scorn,
He meek and patient stood.
His foes, ungrateful, sought His life;
He labored for their good.

To God He left His righteous cause,
And still His task pursued,
While humble prayer, and holy faith,
His fainting strength renewed.

At last, in hour of deep distress,
Before His Father’s throne,
With soul resigned He bowed, and said,
Thy will, not Mine, be done!

Be Christ our pattern and our guide!
His image may we bear!
O may we tread His holy steps,
His joys and glory share!