Scripture Verse

…the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:14

Introduction

Words: Ce­ni­ta Thomp­son, in A Few Hymns and Some Spir­it­u­al Songs. Se­lect­ed 1856, for the Lit­tle Flock. Re­vised 1881, ed­it­ed by John Nel­son Dar­by & George V. Wig­ram (Lon­don: G. Mor­rish, 1881), num­ber 98.

Music: Rhine­land P. F. Wil­helm Brock­haus (🔊 pdf nwc). Some sourc­es give the tune’s or­i­gin as Schaff­hau­sen, be­fore 1882.

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

portrait
P. F. Wilhelm Brockhaus
(1819–1888)

Lyrics

Gazing on the Lord in glory,
While our hearts in worship bow,
There we read the wondrous story
Of the cross—its shame and woe.

Every mark of dark dishonor
Heaped upon the thorn-crowned brow,
All the depths of Thy heart’s sorrow
Told in answering glory now.

On that cross alone—forsaken—
Where no pitying eye was found;
Now to God’s right hand exalted,
With Thy praise the heav’ns resound.

Did Thy God e’en then forsake Thee,
Hide His face from Thy deep need?
In Thy face, once marred and smitten,
All His glory now we read.

Gazing on it we adore Thee,
Blessèd, precious, holy Lord;
Thou, the Lamb, alone art worthy:
This be earth’s and Heav’n’s accord.

Rise, our hearts, and bless the Father,
Ceaseless song e’en here begun,
Endless praise and adoration
To the Father and the Son.