Though Thou art God, most glorious, high


Salem, Oregon, United States

Isaiah 53:2 says, "For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him." This portion of Isaiah speaks in a detailed way of the incarnated Christ living His earthly life as a humble, lowly, Person who was emptied of all His outward splendor that He might live a life as a pattern for us to follow in His steps. We need to believe into this One that we might receive His very life into us, that the pattern now in us, would be in reality not an imitation of His life, but His life living out in us in a fine and detailed way. May we earnestly come to this meek and lowly One (Matthew 11:28-30) Who is so abased yet so attractive, coming that we may let Him live again in us for His own purpose and glory. Let us lose all of our self glory forever

Thanh Le

San Francisco, CA, United States

Praise the Lord, You are my pattern of emptying, humility, obedience, submission... I need to have this pattern infused into me.

A Brother

For thirty-three and a half years the Lord lived a perfect life. He never claimed His right over anything or anyone. He divested Himself of His position in every situation even through death. He was humble! Oh Lord I worship Thee!


Newington, CT, United States

Oh Lord, I worship Thee!

A Sister


Thank You Lord for all You are!

Glory Jung

Anaheim, CA, United States

The Son willingly emptied Himself to become a created man as the representation of submission to authority.

Masalo Emmanuel

Buea, South West Region, Cameroon

Lord You are balanced in every way complete!



1 Though Thou art God, most glorious, high,

Thou in the flesh to us came nigh,

A lowly man become thereby;

Lord, I remember Thee!

2 Glory divine was put away

Under the tent of flesh to stay,

No outward beauty to display;

Lord, I remember Thee!

3 Thou art a root from out dry ground,

Thou wast the Man of sorrows found,

Hated, despised by man around;

Lord, I remember Thee!

4 Gentle and lowly is Thy heart,

Willing to suffer all Thou art,

To God and man complaining not;

Lord, I remember Thee!

5 Thou as a man art tender, sweet,

Balanced in every way, complete,

Meal-offering to the Father meet;

Lord, I remember Thee!

6 Doing the Father’s will Thy prize,

Never accepting Satan’s lies,

None like Thyself, so faithful, wise;

Lord, I remember Thee!

7 For Thine obedience to God’s will,

Willing to suffer deathly ill,

E’en on the Cross my place to fill,

Lord, I remember Thee!

8 Therefore hath God exalted Thee,

Given Thee glory, majesty,

Heaven and earth will bow the knee;

O Lord, I worship Thee!

Tom Smith

Lake Forest, Ca, United States

This hymn focuses us on the wonderful Person and living of the Lord Jesus. It is full of rich nourishment! By musing and feeding on all the details of our Lord virtuous living we're supplied to live such a normal Christian life.

Stephen Bellingham

Irvine, California, United States

Thank You Lord Jesus for living such a virtuous life. Thank You You live in us!

We need to learn how to enter into the particular atmosphere of each Lord's table meeting and stay on one line. Once the meeting begins, we should sense the atmosphere and follow it. We should not have more than one beginning by trying to change the atmosphere or direction of a Lord's table meeting well after it has begun. There should be a smooth transition from one hymn to the next. We should not take this word in a legal way, but we need to exercise our spirit and our mind with its function of understanding to recognize, enter into, discern, and taste the flavor and atmosphere of a meeting. This requires learning.

We should not call hymns and offer praises in a table meeting according to our personal feeling but should follow the corporate flow and atmosphere. In a particular Lord's table meeting, someone may call Hymns, #86, which is not high but is deep and tender. This hymn praises the Lord for His human living. Many Christians do not know how to enter into the feeling of such a hymn because they do not know how to appreciate and praise the Lord for His human living. There will be a lack of continuation if soon after we sing this hymn in a Lord's table meeting, someone calls a hymn such as Hymns, #142, which begins, "Crown Him with many crowns." After a hymn has been called, we should spend some time to taste and digest the hymn. At least four or five prayers of praise are needed to digest most hymns. The dishes in a feast are not served in rapid sequence; instead, there is time between each dish for enjoyment. To call a hymn with a different feeling soon after another one has been sung is to not sense the atmosphere but only take care of one's personal feeling. Our hymn calling should build up a proper spirit of remembering the Lord in His presence. We all need to learn, but no one should be discouraged or take this fellowship as a legal regulation.

There was a human living on this earth not just by man but by God in man. This was God's living in humanity. In Christ's human living, the divine life was mingled with the human life. In the previous message on God's incarnation, we saw that the purpose of the incarnation was to mingle God with man that God and man might be one. We can see the mingling of God and man in the type of the meal offering (Lev. 2:4). Stanza 5 of Hymns, #86 says, "Thou as a man art tender, sweet,/Balanced in every way, complete,/Meal-offering to the Father meet;/Lord, I remember Thee!" In the meal offering, there were two elements. One element was the fine flour made of wheat. The other element was the olive oil. The meal offering was made of fine flour mingled with oil. The word mingle means to combine two elements together to be one entity without a third element being produced. The two elements are combined together, but they still remain distinguishable. God and man are mingled together as one, but they still remain distinguishable.