Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor

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1 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
first-begotten from the dead,
thou alone, our strong defender,
liftest up thy people's head.
Alleluia, alleluia,
Jesu, true and living bread.

2 Here our humblest homage pay we,
here in loving reverence bow;
here for faith's discernment pray we,
lest we fail to know thee now.
Alleluia, alleluia,
thou art here, we ask not how.

3 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.
Alleluia, alleluia,
we in worship join with them.

4 Paschal Lamb, thine offering, finished
once for all when thou wast slain,
in its fullness undiminished
shall for evermore remain,
Alleluia, alleluia,
cleansing souls from every stain.

5 Life-imparting heavenly manna,
stricken rock with streaming side,
heaven and earth with loud hosanna
worship thee, the Lamb who died,
Alleluia, alleluia,
risen, ascended, glorified!

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #453

Author: George Hugh Bourne

Bourne, George Hugh, D.C.L., son of Rev. R. B. Bourne, born at St. Paul's Cray, Kent, 8th Nov. 1840, and educated at Eton, and O. C. C, Oxford, graduating B.A., 1863; B.C.L., 1866; and D.C.L. 1871. Taking Holy Orders in 1863, he became Curate of Sandford-on-Thames, 1863. He was afterwards Head Master of Chardstock College, and is now (1886) Warden of the same school, which has been transferred to St. Edmund's, Salisbury. Dr. Bourne has written the following hymns:— 1. Scarce discerning aught before us. General, Written in Switzerland in 1861, and published in Lyra Messianica, 1864, p. 17, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in the Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns, 1869, in an abbreviated fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
Title: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
Author: George Hugh Bourne (1874)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs

Notes

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour, p. 1554, ii. The text of this hymn as given in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern includes a verse of Dr. Bourne's original text (st. v.) omitted by the Compilers of the former edition. It has slight alterations also which were sanctioned by the author. In The English Hymnal the old text of Hymns Ancient & Modern is repeated.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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ST. HELEN (Martin)

In Rejoice in the Lord,, the page "Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor" states that G. W. Martin composed the ST. HELENA tune in 1889. G. W. Martin died in 1881. The index of Rejoice in the Lord lists George C. Martin, 1844-1916, as the composer. Because George C. was alive in 1889, it seems more l…

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