Meekness and Majesty

Scripture References

Additional Prayers

God of glory,
in a world drawn
to so many lesser visions of glory,
teach us the greater glory of Jesus,
    who did not grasp power,
    who was obedient to death,
    who did not despise the lowly,
    who stooped to wash his disciples’ feet,
[Add other phrases as appropriate].
Then help us to be formed
into the likeness of Jesus.
Help us
    to do nothing out of selfish ambition,
    to seek the interests of others,
    to love our enemies,
    to be servants of your peace,
[Add other phrases as appropriate].
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Tune Information

C Major
Meter refrain 12.5.5

Hymn Story/Background

In reference to “Meekness and Majesty,” the composer, Graham Kendrick said in an interview for the BBC’s Song of Praise: “You don’t normally see these two words side by side…but that’s what we have when we think of God…made manifest to us in Jesus Christ. And that is the wonder of the God we worship.”

Author and Composer Information

Graham Kendrick (b. England, August 2, 1950), the son of a Baptist minister in Northamptonshire, is one of the most prolific Christian singer-songwriters in the United Kingdom. He’s written music for over thirty years, and to date has released thirty-eight albums. He is best known for his songs “Shine, Jesus, Shine,” “Knowing You,” and “The Servant King.” Kendrick has received honorary doctorates in divinity from Brunel University and Wycliffe College. In 1987 he helped co-found the March for Jesus, which today is a global phenomenon in which Christians take their faith to the streets in a celebration of Christ. In 1995 Kendrick received a Dove Award for his international work, and he remains an active advocate for Compassion International, which is a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world, and also is a contributor to CompassionArt, an organization with the aim of generating income from works of art to assist in the relief of suffering around the planet.
— Laura de Jong
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