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.
Anointed King, with glory crownèd,
Rightful Heir and Lord of all!
Once rejected, scorned, disownèd,
E'en by those Thou cam'st to call:
Thee we honor, Thee adore —
Glorious now and evermore.
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.
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.