Lord of glory, we adore Thee

I have been reading a book called "Tozer on Worship and Entertainment" a compilation of some of Tozer's thoughts on this subject by James L Snyder[1]. Anyone with some doubts as to the music being used in their church is urged to read this excellent book. The modern church misses out on the beauty and fullness of the old hymns. Here is an old one by Richard Holden (d. 1886) found in my 1903 "Little Flock" hymn book.

Lord of glory, we adore Thee!
Christ of God, ascended high!
Heart and soul we bow before Thee,
Glorious now beyond the sky:
Thee we worship,
Thee we praise —
Excellent in all Thy ways.

Anointed King, with glory crowned,
Rightful heir and Lord of all!
Once rejected, scorned, disowned,
E'en by those Thou cam'st to call:
Thee we honour,
Thee adore —
Glorious now and evermore.

Lord of life! to death once subject;
Blesser, yet a curse once made;
Of Thy Father's heart the object,
Yet in depths of anguish laid:
Thee we gaze on,
Thee recall —
Bearing here our sorrows all.

Royal robes shall soon invest Thee,
Royal splendours crown Thy brow;
Christ of God, our souls confess Thee
King and Sov'reign even now!
Thee we reverence,
Thee obey —
Own Thee Lord and Christ alway.


[1] Synder, JL (1997) Tozer on Worhip and Enterainment Wing Spread, Camp Hill PA.

Richard Holden (d. 1886)
Little Flock (1903)
Posted: 23 Apr 2011