Surely it is not angels He helps, but Abraham’s descendants.@Hebrews 2:16
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John Newton (1725-1807)

John Newton, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), Book 2, number 39. Man honoured above angels.

Mainzer Joseph Mainzer, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Mainzer (1801-1851)

Now let us join with hearts and tongues,
And emulate the angels’ songs;
Yea, sinners may address their king
In songs that angels cannot sing.

They praise the Lamb who once was slain,
But we can add a higher strain;
Not only say, He suffered thus,
But that He suffered all for us.

When angels by transgression fell,
Justice consigned them all to hell;
But mercy formed a wondrous plan,
To save and honor fallen man.

Jesus, who passed the angels by,
Assumed our flesh to bleed and die;
And still He makes it His abode,
As man, He fills the throne of God.

Our next of kin, our brother now,
Is He to whom the angels bow;
They join with us to praise His name,
But we the nearest interest claim.

But ah! how faint our praises rise!
Sure, ’tis the wonder of the skies;
That we, who share His richest love,
So cold and unconcerned should prove.

O glorious hour, it comes with speed!
When we from sin and darkness freed,
Shall see the God who died for man,
And praise Him more than angels can.