Lord of glory, we adore Thee

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Lord of glory, we adore Thee!
  Christ of God, ascended high!
Heart and soul we bow before Thee,
  Glorious now beyond the sky:
Thee we worship, Thee we praise—
Excellent in all Thy ways.
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Anointed King, with glory crowned,
  Rightful Heir and Lord of all!
Once rejected, scorned, disowned,
  E’en by those Thou cam’st to call:
Thee we honor, Thee adore—
Glorious now and evermore.
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Lord of life! to death once subject;
  Blesser, yet a curse once made;
Of Thy Father’s heart the object,
  Yet in depths of anguish laid;
Thee we gaze on, Thee recall—
Bearing here our sorrows all.
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Royal robes shall soon invest Thee,
  Royal splendors crown Thy brow;
Christ of God, our souls confess Thee
  King and Sov’reign even now!
Thee we rev’rence, Thee obey—
Own Thee Lord and Christ alway.
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Alex Abler

Baltimore, MD, United States

This one is a hidden gem! The words, meter and emotion of the hymn all flow beautifully together.


Archie Gillespie

Hampshire, UK

What a delightful expression of the glories of the Son of God.

This hymn says "Christ of God." We are familiar with the term "Son of God," but we seldom say "the Christ of God." The Christ of God means the One anointed by God and sent by God to accomplish His work. In the original language, the word for Christ is Christos. The word for Christians is Christianos, which indicates that Christians are those who belong to Christ.