name eclipses every name across earth’s history
In glorious majesty sublime, and greatest victory
We trace the annals of mankind, on earth, or land or sea
But none compare, contrasted stand, by the Man of Galilee.
His glories outshine every man, whatever rank he be
For none had qualities superb to fit Him for the tree
And He alone exalted stands, extolled uplifted high
While hosts proclaim His glorious worth, and rend the heavenly sky.
For Thou art worthy, Thou alone, how great Thy sacrifice
Thou Lamb of God, Messiah Prince, the King, anointed Christ.
We cast our crowns before thee, and joyful bend the knee
To worship and adore thee, for thy great victory.
© Rowan Jennings
July 19, 2007