Friday, January 07, 2011

To Christ The Lord...

Listened back through some Indelible Grace stuff and found "To Christ, The Lord, Let Every Tongue". Loved it so much decided that we're teaching it next Sunday at Bethel:

To Christ the Lord let every tongue its noblest tribute bring
When He’s the subject of the song, who can refuse to sing?
Survey the beauties of His face and on His glories dwell
Think of the wonder of His grace and all His triumphs tell

Majestic sweetness sits enthroned upon His awful brow

His head with radiant glories crowned His lips with grace overflow
No mortal can with Him compare among the sons of men 
He is than all the fair that fill the Heavenly train

He saw me plunged in deep distress , He fled to my relief
For me He bore the shameful cross and carried all my grief
His hand a thousand blessings pours upon my guilty head
His presence gilds my darkest hours and guards my sleeping bed

To Him I owe my life and breath and all the joys I have
He makes me triumph over death and saves me from the grave
To Heaven, The place of His abode, He brings my weary feet

Shows me the glories of my God And makes my joy complete

Since from His bounty I receive, such proofs of love divine
Had I a thousand hearts to give, Lord, they should all be Thine
A thousand men could not compose a worthy song to bring
Yet Your love is a melody our hearts can’t help but sing!

(Written by Samuel Stennett, adaptation by Laura Taylor)
Indelible Grace
Samuel Stennett