Scripture Verse

[He] took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.@Philippians 2:7
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Joseph Proud
(1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud, in The Dis­ci­pline of the Unit­ed Free­will Bap­tist Church, ed­it­ed by John El­li­ott & Sam­u­el Ste­vens (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­sy­lvan­ia: D. Heartt, 1819).

Music: Bris­tol (Ra­vens­croft) from Tho­mas Ra­vens­croft’s Psal­ter, 1621 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Down from the worlds of radiant light
Behold the Savior come,
To ransom souls from endless night
And bring the wanderers home.

He calls us to His dear embrace
From misery and despair,
Bids us receive His wondrous grace,
And seek salvation there.

We come, Emmanuel, at Thy call,
Believe Thy gladdening Word,
Renounce our sins, ourselves, our all,
And glory in our Lord.

Salvation to Messiah’s name
With grateful hearts we sing,
And join our voices to proclaim
Our Savior and our king.

Immortal praise to God belongs
For such unfathomed love;
Join, all below, in rapturous songs,
And shout, ye hosts above.