Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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4 How infinite that wisdom,
The plan of holiness,
That made salvation perfect,
And vail’d the Lord in flesh,
To walk upon his footstool,
And be like man, (almost,)
In his exalted station,
And die—or all was lost!
 
5 ’Twas done—all nature trembled!
Yet, by the pow’r of faith,
He rose as God triumphant,
And broke the bands of death:
And, rising conq’rer, “captive
He led captivity,”
And sat down with the Father
To fill eternity.
 
6 He is the true Messiah,
That died and lives again;
We look not for another,
He is the Lamb ’twas slain;
He is the Stone and Shepherd
Of Israel—scatter’d far;
The glorious Branch from Jesse:
The bright and Morning Star.
 
7 Again, he is that Prophet
That Moses said should come,
Being raised among his brethren, [p. 76]
4 How infinite that wisdom,
The plan of holiness,
That made salvation perfect,
And vail’d the Lord in flesh,
To walk upon his footstool,
And be like man, (almost,)
In his exalted station,
And die—or all was lost!
 
5 ’Twas done—all nature trembled!
Yet, by the pow’r of faith,
He rose as God triumphant,
And broke the bands of death:
And, rising conq’rer, “captive
He led captivity,”
And sat down with the Father
To fill eternity.
 
6 He is the true Messiah,
That died and lives again;
We look not for another,
He is the Lamb ’twas slain;
He is the Stone and Shepherd
Of Israel—scatter’d far;
The glorious Branch from Jesse:
The bright and Morning Star.
 
7 Again, he is that Prophet
That Moses said should come,
Being raised among his brethren, [p. 76]
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