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THE Sufferings and Glories OF CHRIST.

A SONG In Trisyllable Feet.

1 I Long for a Consort of Heavenly Praise,
2 To Jesus the God, the Omnipotent Son,
3 My Voice should awake in Harmonious Lays,
4 Could it tell half the Wonders that Jesus has done.
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5 I would sing how he left his own Palace of Light,
6 And Robes made of Glory that dress'd him above;
7 Yet pleas'd with his Journey, and swift was his Flight,
8 For he rode on the Pinions of Infinite Love.
9 Far down to the Place of our distant Abode
10 He came (we adore him) to raise us on high;
11 He came to attone the Revenge of a God,
12 And he took up a Life to be able to die.
13 All Hell and its Lyons stood Roaring around,
14 His Flesh and his Spirit with Malice they tore;
15 While Worlds of Sorrow lay pressing him down,
16 As vast as the Burden of Sins that he bore.
17 Fast bound in the Chains of Imperious Death
18 The Infinite Captive a Prisoner lay,
19 The Infinite Captive arose from the Earth,
20 And leap't to the Hills of Ethereal Day.
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21 Then mention no more of the Wrath of a God;
22 Of the Lyons of Hell and their Roarings no more;
23 We lift up our Eyes to his Shining Abode,
24 And our loudest Hosannahs his Name shall adore.
25 We crown the Triumpher with the Honours he won,
26 Hosannah thro' all the Coelestial Groves!
27 The God and the Man! how he fills up his Throne!
28 How He sits! how He shines! how He looks! how He Loves!
29 O happy ye Heavens, and happy ye Hills
30 Where he treads with his Feet and diffuseth his Grace,
31 While Mercy and Majesty, Glories and Smiles
32 Play gently around the sweet Air of his Face.
33 Amongst a full Choir of Archangels and Songs
34 The Mighty Redeemer Eternally reigns,
35 And the Sound of his Name from a Million of Tongues
36 Flies o're the bright Mountains and blesses the Plains.


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Title (in Source Edition): THE Sufferings and Glories OF CHRIST. A SONG In Trisyllable Feet.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: hymn

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 37-39. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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