Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hymn - "Jesus Christ, True God in Nature"

Jesus Christ, True God in Nature
Tune: Grosser Gott
(LW# 171 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name)
Based on Philippians 2:6-11

Jesus Christ, true God in nature,
Yet not grasping for God’s place
Made himself a lowly servant,
Taking on a human face
Found in likeness of a man,
So his work for us began.

Jesus Christ, true man in nature,
Humbled now, submits to death,
Even on a cross – the torture!
For our spirit, gives his breath,
For our sin he pays the price,
Through his death he brings us life.

Jesus Christ, by God exalted,
God the Father, His Son claims.
Once made low, but now in Heaven,
Christ o’er every kingdom reigns.
Seated at the Father’s hand,
Son of God, and Son of Man.

God has given Christ the glory,
Name above all other names.
That when any hear of Jesus,
High and low, should bow the same.
Every tongue their Lord confess,
Every one Your name to bless.

© Thomas E. Chryst, 2005.

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