Did Christ Descend From Majesty

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1 Did Christ descend from majesty
To rescue you from sin?
For nails, did He exchange His crown
To make a worm His kin?

2 Has consolation from His hand
Relieved your grief and fear?
Or has His love all comforting
Renewed your heart’s good cheer?

3 Has He not knit you to His breast,
Made you His spotless bride?
Has not His grand humility
Vanquished your sinful pride?

4 Has He not bound us each to all?
In Him are we not one?
Shall we not have one heart, one mind—
And with all strife be done?

5 Let all conceit and envy die
Shamed by the looming Cross—
Count all self-interest wretchedness,
And vain ambitions, loss.

Author: Neil Barham

Neil grew up in Lou­i­si­a­na and has lived all over the south­ern Unit­ed States. He was trained as a Pres­by­ter­i­an pas­tor and served as a teach­er in Chris­tian schools in Georg­ia, Ten­nes­see, and Lou­i­si­a­na. As of 2005, he lived in Mi­a­mi, Flor­i­da, where he, his wife Ju­lie, and his child­ren Han­nah, Seth, and Le­ah were mem­bers of the Ken­dall Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Neil be­gan writ­ing hymns to com­bat spir­it­u­al de­press­ion.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Did Christ descend from majesty
Title: Did Christ Descend From Majesty
Author: Neil Barham (2012)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9860
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