Scripture Verse

My Lord and my God. John 20:28


Gregory I (540–604)

Words: Gre­go­ry I (540–604) (Rex Chris­te, fac­tor om­ni­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ray Pal­mer, 1858.

Music: Cro­mer John A. Lloyd, Sr. (1815–1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

John A. Lloyd, Sr. (1815–1874)


O Christ, our King, cre­at­or, Lord,
Savior of all who trust Thy Word,
To them who seek Thee ev­er near,
Now to our prais­es bend Thine ear.

In Thy dear cross a grace is found,
It flows from ev­ery stream­ing wound,
Whose pow­er our in­bred sin con­trols,
Breaks the firm bond, and frees our souls.

Thou didst cre­ate the stars of night,
Yet Thou hast veiled in flesh Thy light,
Hast deigned a mor­tal form to wear,
A mor­tal’s pain­ful lot to bear.

When Thou didst hang up­on the tree,
The quak­ing earth ack­now­ledged Thee,
When Thou didst there yield up Thy breath
The world grew dark as shades of death.

Now in the Fa­ther’s glo­ry high
Great Con­quer­or, ne­ver more to die,
Us by Thy migh­ty pow­er de­fend,
And reign through ag­es with­out end.