Scripture Verse

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Philippians 2:5–6


Words: Scot­tish Pa­ra­phras­es, 1781.

Music: Bed­ford Will­iam Wheale, 1729 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Ye who the name of Jesus bear,
His sacred steps pursue;
And let that mind which was in Him
Be also found in you.

Though in the form of God He was,
His only Son declared,
Nor to be equally adored
As robbery did regard;

His greatness He for us abased,
For us His glory veiled;
In human likeness dwelt on earth,
His majesty concealed:

Nor only as a man appears,
But stoops a servant low;
Submits to death, nay, bears the cross,
In all its shame and woe.

Hence God this generous love to men
With honors just hath crowned,
And raised the name of Jesus far
Above all names renowned:

That at this name, with sacred awe,
Each humble knee should bow
Of hosts immortal in the skies,
And nations spread below:

That all the prostrate powers of hell
Might tremble at His Word,
And every tribe, and every tongue,
Confess that He is Lord.