Friday, October 11, 2019

The Excellencies of His Great Name




We shall sing of the excellence of his glory,
Of a glory mingled with humility.
We will laud his uncompromising justice,
Justice that is tempered with mercy.
We must sing of his absolute transcendence,
Mingled with  his condescending love
We  take courage in his incarnate immanence
And His ever present presence from above

Clothed in a spirit of submission.
In obedience and willingness He came
We sing of sovereign dominion
Over the world he rules and reigns
In all His attributes our Lord is excellent
We sing the excellencies  of His great name!
We sing the excellencies  of His great name!

We admire how worthy he is of all good,
While suffering all evil at men’s hand
We admire the majesty of Christ Jesus
This majesty in meekness — For He is lion and lamb.
We admire how he could still the storm with a word,
yet he refused  to come down from the cross.
Despised the shame for the joy set before Him
And in His poverty He paid our ransoms cost

Clothed in a spirit of submission.
In obedience and willingness He came
We sing of sovereign dominion
Over the world he rules and reigns
In all His attributes our Lord is excellent
We sing the excellencies  of His great name!
We sing the excellencies  of His great name!

October 10, 2019
Anthony Foster

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