91 Lord Enthroned In Heavenly Splendour
Jesus Christ the faithful witness and the first begotten of the dead.
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
First begotten from the dead,
You alone, our strong Defender,
Now lift up Your people’s head.
Jesus, true and living Bread!
Here our humblest homage pay we,
Here in loving reference bow;
Here for faith’s discernment pray we,
Lest we fail to know You now.
Thou art here we ask not how.
Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee
As of old in Bethlehem,
Here as there Thine angels hail Thee,
Branch and Flower of Jesse’s stem.
We in worship join with them
Paschal Lamb, Your offering finished
Once for all when You were slain,
In its fullness undiminished
Shall forevermore remain.
Cleansing souls from every stain
Life imparting heavenly Manna,
Smitten Rock with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna
Worship You, the Lamb Who died.
Ris’n, ascended, glorified!