Scripture Verse

The Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:8

Introduction

Words: Ed­ward L. Be­vir (1847–1922).

Music: St. Ca­the­rine (Wal­ton) ar­ranged by James G. Wal­ton in Crown of Je­sus Mu­sic, by Hen­ri F. He­my (Lon­don, 1864) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Be­vir or Wal­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O Lord of glory! who couldst leave
The height supreme in death to lie,
What tongue shall sing, what heart conceive,
The love divine that made Thee die?
Bought with a price, for ever Thine,
We break this bread, and drink this wine.

But here on earth, Thou wast alone
Proclaimer of this love to men;
Upon the cross, ’twas fully known,
For God came forth to meet us then;
Rent from above, the parted veil,
Announced to all that wondrous tale.

But ris’n, the firstborn from the dead,
Triumphant hast Thou entered in;
The glorious Man, the living head,
Thrice worthy Thou our hearts to win:
In Thy blest face all glories shine,
And there we gaze on love divine.